Heritage Open Days 2018

Bidston Lighthouse will take part in the 2018 Heritage Open Days programme.

This year, the national programme will run over two successive weekends in September, from Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th and Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th.

In Wirral, the Wirral Heritage Open Days will run straight through from Thursday 6th to Sunday 16th. More information about the Wirral Heritage Open Days programme is available on-line.

Bidston Lighthouse will open at these times:

  • Thursday 6th September, 1pm to 4pm
  • Sunday 9th September, 1pm to 4pm
  • Saturday 15th September, 12noon to 3pm

Nearby, Bidston Observatory is taking part in the Heritage Open Days for the first time – it will open at the same time as the Lighthouse.

*** Stop press. The Observatory is fully booked on Saturday 15th September. Read more.

Bidston Windmill will open on Saturday 15th September from 10am until 12noon.

This year, we will not be taking bookings. This is because in previous years, all tours were fully booked a long time in advance and a lot of people missed out. Instead of running guided tours, we will station a volunteer on each floor to answer questions. There may be a short wait at busy times, because the number of people we can safely accommodate on each floor is limited. Children must be 1.06 metres (42 inches) or taller to go up to the lamp room, and must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

If you want the full guided tour (which usually takes an hour, because there is so much history to tell), you might prefer to come on one of our scheduled open days, or
contact us to arrange a private tour.

Bidston Lighthouse, drawn by Barry Boulton on 6 Sep 2014

Bidston Lighthouse, drawn by Barry Boulton on 6th September, 2014, during the Wirral Heritage Open Days.

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