Happisburgh Lighthouse Open Days

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

Happisburgh Lighthouse is now closed for the season for public open days.

We hope to open again in Easter 2022.

However, you may be able to book a private visit subject to volunteer availability.


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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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.


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.

Face masks/shields will also be required.

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.

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

Postcode for SatNav: NR12 0PY


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: