Happisburgh Lighthouse Open Days

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

Spring Open Days 2024

It is advisable to make your booking ahead of time to secure your place and avoid disappointment. If there are no available slots shown for your preferred dates, it means they are currently fully booked online. However, please check back later, as more slots may become available.

A limited number of walk-in places may also be available at the door on the day of the event, on a first-come, first-served basis.

*Please note that online booking closes at 3pm the day before.

Sunday 5th May10.00am – 5.00pmlast admission 4.30pm
Sunday 26th May10.00am – 5.00pmlast admission 4.30pm

Thursday 6th June – D-Day 80

The lighthouse will be open from 6.00pm – 8.30pm – with tours lasting 30 minutes. The last admission will be at 8.00 pm, which will give visitors ample time to walk to the cliff top.
There will be a beacon lighting at Happisburgh cliff top, Beach Road Car Park at 9.00pm with events starting at 7.00pm.

Advance booking is advised – there may be some limited walk-in places available on the evening.

Summer Open Days

Sunday 14th July11.00am – 4.00pmlast admission 3.30pm
Sunday 21st July10.00am – 5.00pmlast admission 4.30pm
Sunday 28th July10.00am – 5.00pmlast admission 4.30pm

Further Summer Open Days will be available soon.

If you cannot attend an open day, Private Visits are available, subject to volunteer availability.

Open Days Information

Adults £5, Children (16 and under) £2 (plus booking fee).

Children must be a minimum of 1.15 metres (45 inches) high to climb the tower and must be able to climb unaided.

Advance booking is advised to avoid disappointment. However, limited walk-in spaces may be available during the day on a first-come, first-served basis. You may be required to book at the door and return later in the day.

If you are unwell, experiencing any Covid 19 symptoms, or have a positive result following a recent test, please do not enter the lighthouse. Please help protect other visitors and volunteers.

Hand sanitising points are located around the lighthouse, and we encourage visitors to use these frequently.

Limited parking is available on the lighthouse drive for visitors on open days. Alternatively, Beach Road Pay and Display Car Park is a short distance away, with toilet facilities available.

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

Tours will take place for groups of up to 12 at allocated times. If booking a small group, please note there may be other visitors within your group.

Please be aware that the stairs inside the lighthouse are open!  There are 96 steps up to the service room, then a further 16 steep steps to the lantern. Both the service room and lantern are enclosed. 

Cancellations may be made up to 24 hours before the event, with a full refund available. To cancel your booking, click the “cancel booking” link on your confirmation email:

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Please refer to our Health and Safety Guidelines

Postcode for SatNav: NR12 0PY


Frequently Asked Questions

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Become a volunteer

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

Private visits

Please note that volunteers provide private visits, so please allow as much notice as possible when arranging an appointment.

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Make a Donation

Happisburgh Lighthouse is funded by voluntary contributions and operated by volunteers.

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

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