Visited in June 2014 while on holiday in Cornwall. We paid for the guided tour which took us to the top of the lighthouse and where the guide explained in detail how it all worked. I was shocked to discover that the lightbulb they use in the top of the lighthouse is much smaller than I expected - I'd say it's about the size of a cucumber. Oh and if their main lights fail then the back-up one is even smaller than lightbulbs than you'd use at home :).
Other than the guided tour the museumy bit is laid out really well and keeps you interested - we spent about half an hour in the side room watching the intriguing (if a little dated) video about all the lighthouses in Cornwall. Definitely recommend having a go on the foghorn!!! I enjoyed reading the bits they'd done about how the lighthouse operators used to live, it really gives you a flavour of what their lives were like.
Spent about £25 in the gift shop! Some really nice stuff in there (the shops at Lizard point are also good for getting gifts - good place to go if you've got to buy stuff for people back home).
Top tip - if the weather is nice then park your car by the shops in Lizard Point because it's free to park there whereas you'll have to pay if you drive all the way down to the lighthouse. It's only a ten minute walk (a picturesque sort of walk that gets you excited for when you'll be able to see the lighthouse).
Highly recommend you pop in for a visit, I'm definitely more a fan of lighthouses now than I was before I visited. I even bought a book on all the different lighthouses in Cornwall and Devon, wonderful bedtime reading!
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