The Old Lighthouse, Dungeness, Kent

Visiting Us

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We are currently open on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10am with last entry at 3.30pm (closed at 4pm).

As the Lighthouse  is a limited enclosed space we kindly ask all adult visitors to wear a mask and to sanitise hands before entering the building.
 
We also ask our visitors whilst visiting to be aware to avoid close contact with other visitors especially when using the stairway.
 
We look forward to meeting our visitors after such a long time.  We can be contacted on 01797 321300.
 
With our best wishes

The Lighthouse Team
Old Lighthouse Dungeness

*GIFT SHOP SPECIAL OFFER*

We are currently offering two mugs for £5 (usually £3.95 each), two teddy bears for £5.50 (usually £3.95 each) or one mug and one teddy bear for £5.50.

Opening Times

10:00am - 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.

Opening Dates

March / April
Easter Weekend and school holidays, plus weekends till the end of April.
May
Weekends only. Please enquire for further opening days.
June
Closed Mondays and Fridays. The Old Lighthouse will also be CLOSED between 3rd June - 7th June and will reopen 8th June as normal.
July / August
We are currently open on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10am with last entry at 3.30pm (closed at 4pm).
September
Weekends only.
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
£5.00
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.