Happisburgh Lighthouse Open Days

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

There are currently no lighthouse open days available.

Please keep an eye out here and on our Facebook page for further updates.

In the meantime, private visits may be available.


Open Days Information

Online booking closes at 4pm the day before.

Open from 10am to 5pm (last admission 4.30pm)

Tours will take place for groups of up to 10 at allocated times.

If booking a small group, please note there may be other visitors within your group up to a maximum of 10.

Places and numbers will be limited, booking is strongly advised. There may be a small number of walk-in places on the day, but these spaces cannot be guaranteed.

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.

Face masks/shields will also be required.

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. 

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.

Please refer to our Health and Safety Guidelines

To book your place, please use the Book Now button at the top of this page.

For other visitor booking enquiries, contact us.

Postcode for SatNav: NR12 0PY


Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our frequently asked questions.


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

Outside these times private visits may be arranged.

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

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