Happisburgh Lighthouse Open Days

COVID-19 Update

SUMMER OPEN DAYS 2020 CANCELLED

In light of Government advice around coronavirus, we regret that the lighthouse will be closed for public open days and private viewings during the summer of 2020.

We will be constantly reviewing emerging advice and policy regarding the situation over the coming months and will keep you updated on our Facebook page and on the website.

This is disappointing news given plans to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Happisburgh Lighthouse becoming the only independently operated working lighthouse in the UK.

In the meantime thank you for your continued support for Happisburgh Lighthouse, and we hope to be able to welcome you back to the lighthouse once we are able to open again.

If you would like to support us and make a donation to the lighthouse, you can do so via our JustGiving page:

Please keep safe and well.


Visit the oldest working lighthouse on the Norfolk Coast and the only independently operated lighthouse in the UK.

The lighthouse is open to the public on occasional Sundays and Bank Holidays throughout the summer.

Postcode for SatNav: NR12 0PY

Adults £5;  children (16 and under) £1.  We regret that children under 1 metre in height are not able to climb the 112 steps to the lantern .

We regret that dogs are not allowed in the lighthouse on public open days, though visitors are welcome to wait with them outside. Dogs must be kept on a lead within the lighthouse compound. Both lighthouse cottages are privately owned, so please respect their privacy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Become a volunteer

We always welcome new volunteers who would like to help out for a few hours during our busy open days. Please see our volunteering page for more information.

Private visits

Outside these times private visits can be arranged. Please note that private visits are provided by volunteers, so please allow as much notice as possible when arranging an appointment.