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Portland Bill Lighthouse & Visitor Centre

Portland, Dorset

  • Portland Bill Lighthouse & Visitor Centre
  • Portland Bill Lighthouse & Visitor Centre
  • Portland Bill Lighthouse & Visitor Centre
  • Portland Bill Lighthouse & Visitor Centre

Portland Bill Portland Dorset, DT5 2JT

Tel: 01305 821050

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Visit Portland Bill where your experience changes with the weather. On a stormy day you can witness first hand the awesome power of the sea. On a still summer's day the views are stunning as the sea take on a clam tranquil face.

With the help of a generous grant from its Maritime Charity Trinity House has renovated the Visitor Centre at Portland Bill Lighthouse. The exhibition Dark and Light contains a number of displays and historical artefacts. The main exhibit will allow you to learn about the lighthouse and its keepers and find out about Trinity House the organisation that has operated lighthouses and safeguarded the mariner for over 500 years.

Other things to do:

Learn about the working of Portland Bill Lighthouse and the different aids to navigation

Use LED light to create a lighthouse character and play the lighthouse spinning game!

Understand how satellite navigation and emerging technology helps the mariner.

Please note there is a minimum height restriction of 1.1m to climb the tower.

Opening Times for 2018

March 24th to April 15th
Daily 10am to 5pm

April 16th to May 18th
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat & Sun 10am - 5pm

May 19th to June 10th
Daily 10am - 5pm

June 11th to July 15th
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat & Sun 10am - 5pm

July 16th - July 20th
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri 10am - 5pm
(Tower Closed for maintenance. VISITOR CENTRE ONLY OPEN)

July 21st to September 20th
Daily 10am - 5pm

September 21st to October 15th
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat & Sun 10am - 5pm

October 16th to November 1st
Daily 10am - 5pm

November 2nd to December 16th
Open Sats & Suns 11am - 3pm

December 17th - December 26th
CLOSED

December 27th to December 31st
Daily 11am - 3pm

January 1st to January 18th 2019
CLOSED

For opening times thereafter please visit our website www.trintyhouse.co.uk as days and times vary.

Admission Charges

Visitor Centre only

Adult - £3.00
Children - £2.00 (up to age 16)
Concession - £2.50
Family - £9.50

Visitor Centre & Lighthouse Tour

Adult - £7.00
Children - £5.00 (up to age 16)
Concession - £6.00
Family - £20.00

Directions

The lighthouse is located on the Southerly tip of the Isle of Portland. 1.2 miles south of the village of Easton. A pay and display car park is adjacent to the site.

Postcode: DT5 2JT

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