Happisburgh Lighthouse Open Days

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

Summer Open Days 2022

You are advised to book in advance to avoid disappointment*
Online booking closes 3pm the day before.

10.00am to 5.00pm – Last tour at 4.30pm

Sunday 14th August – limited spaces available*
Sunday 21st August
Sunday 28th August
Sunday 4th September

*Limited walk-in places may be available at the door on the day.

(Timings may be subject to change)

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.

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.

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.

If you are experiencing any coronavirus symptoms, are waiting for Covid 19 test results 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.

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

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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.

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 up to a maximum of 12.

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. 

Please refer to our Health and Safety Guidelines

Postcode for SatNav: NR12 0PY


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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Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our frequently asked questions.


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: