Opening times and information for visiting The Old Lighthouse.
A selection of photos of the lighthouse and local area.
A four-hundred year history of lighthouses at Dungeness.
Additional places to visit in Dungeness and surrounding area.
We are having to close the outside gallery at the top of the lighthouse from 10th June to 30th June 2023 for essential maintenance works, please be aware that the view from the lantern room will be limited.
We are occasionally forced to close at short notice due to adverse weather conditions and will update this section accordingly. If in doubt, please call for latest information on 01797 321300.
Opened with great ceremony by His Royal Majesty the Prince of Wales in 1904 after a 3 year build, it survived two world wars before decommission in 1960. For 56 years it provided a welcome landlight to vessels negotiating the perils of the English Channel. The Lighthouse features in Nickolaus Pevsner's "Buildings of Kent".
This imposing building is almost 46 metres high to the top of the weather vane, 11 metres in diameter and constructed of engineering bricks with sandstone inner walls. Over three million bricks were used to build the structure.
Internally there are a series of mezzanine floors made of slate and supported by steel beams and massive rivets. Each floor is linked by circular concrete stairs which hug the walls and have decorative wrought iron banisters. There are cambered casement viewing windows on all floors.
The Old Lighthouse Dungeness, Romney Marsh, Kent, TN29 9NB
Phone 01797 321300
Email [email protected]
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