The Old Lighthouse, Dungeness, Kent

Visiting Us

Latest News

Due to the forecast of bad weather rain and wind we have decided to CLOSE the lighthouse Monday 26th September to Wednesday 28th December, reopening on Thursday 29th September (and also open on Friday and over the weekend as usual).

The Old Lighthouse is currently open daily throughout September between 10.30 - 15.30 (closing at 16.00).

We are occasionally forced to close at short notice due to adverse weather conditions and will update this page accordingly. Please call us directly for latest information on 01797 321300.

Opening Times

10:30am - 3:30pm

Please note that 3:30pm is the last entrance into the Lighthouse. We are open all bank holidays and school holidays. For groups and schools please contact us.

The Lighthouse may close in bad weather. Please see the noticeboard for amended times. Please call us directly for latest information on 01797 321300.

Opening Dates

February
Open Thursday 17th, Friday 18th, Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th of February between 10.30am and 4pm (last entry at 3.30pm). We will then open weekends-only until Easter.
March / April
Open Easter Weekend and school holidays (closed Tuesdays), plus weekends till the end of April.
May
Weekends only. Please enquire for further opening days.
June
Closed Mondays and Fridays.
July / Aug / Sept
Open daily from 10.30am until 3.30pm (closing at 4pm).
October
Open weekends and school holidays.
November
Closing for the season.

We respectfully remind our visitors that commercial photography / filming is not permitted except with prior arrangement with the owners (see the venue hire page for further details.

Please also be aware that no dogs or live animals are permitted on the premises.

Admission costs

Adult
£4.50
Child
£3.00
Student / OAP
£4.00
Family
£15.00 - two adults plus four children aged 5-15 (children under 5 years are free)
Schools
£3.00 per child. One free adult per 5 children. Additional adults £3.00.
Disabled / Carer
£3.00 each
ATAK members
Free entry (with voucher)
Lighthouse Keepers Association
£4.00
RHDR Staff
£4.00

Getting here

From Hastings & Rye

Take the A259 towards New Romney. At the roundabout turn right. After 4 miles turn right onto the B2075 sign posted for Lydd. Immediately after the bridge take left hand fork. Turn left at roundabout onto Dungeness Rd. Continue for 4 miles, turn right into Dungeness and the Old Lighthouse is at the end of the road.

From Folkestone

Follow the A259 and turn left at New Romney traffic lights onto the B2071 (Station Rd). At the T junction turn right. Follow the road for 5 miles, past the Pilot Inn. Turn left into Dungeness and the Old Lighthouse is at the end of the road.

From M20

Take junction 10 onto the A2070 towards Brenzett & Lydd airport. After 12 miles, turn left at the roundabout & join the A259. After 4 miles turn right onto the B2075 sign posted for Lydd. Immediately after bridge, take left hand fork. Turn left at roundabout onto Dungeness Rd. Continue for 4 miles. Turn right into Dungeness and the Old Lighthouse is at the end of the road.