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CONTACT

Mail :
Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery
Plymouth City Council
Plymouth PL1 2AA
Phone :
01752 304774
Email :
museum@plymouth.gov.uk
Fax :
01752 304775

LOCATION

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Smeaton's Tower visitor information

Opening dates and times

Tuesday 31 March to Sunday 4 October 2015*

  • 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday
  • 10am to 6pm Saturday and Sunday
  • Last entries 30 minutes before closing

* Closed on 21, 22 and 23 July 2015 due to the MTV Crashes event being held on the Hoe. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.

Smeaton's Tower may be closed on other days of the year for civil ceremonies. New dates are added as they are confirmed. If you have any queries please contact us.

Tuesday 6 October to Saturday 28 November 2015
Tuesday 6 February to Saturday 26 March 2016

  • 10am to 4pm Tuesday to Saturday
  • Closed Sunday and Monday
  • Last entries 30 minutes before closing

Saturday 5, 12 and 19 December 2015
Saturday 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 January 2016

  • 10am to 4pm - Saturdays only
  • Last entries 30 minutes before closing

Admission charges

Joint ticket offer: Purchase any type of ticket of admission to Smeaton’s Tower and get 50% off any type of ticket of admission to the Elizabethan House and/or the Merchant’s House. Please present your Smeaton's Tower receipt when visiting the houses to receive the discount. Offer excludes group bookings.

Ticket type Price
Adult £2.80
Child (aged 3 to 16) £1.50
Child (aged under 3) Free
Seniors / Students (over 60) £1.80
Family ticket (up to 2 adults and 3 children) £8.50
Group - adults (5 or more) £2.50 per person
Group - seniors (5 or more - aged over 60) £1.50 per person
CHILDRENS GROUPS: All UK School groups, foreign and higher education groups. PLUS non-school groups from England, Scouts, Cubs etc. Under 3s and accompanying adults go free. Maximum group no: 35 children + accompanying adults.
£1 per person
Tourist Information staff, Blue Badge guides, Museums Association, Friends, members of the South West Federation of Museums and Art Galleries Free

Preferred payment is by cash or cheque, payable at time of visit (cheques made payable to Plymouth City Council or Plymouth City Museum). Invoice only as a last resort.

Group and school visits

For all enquiries relating to group and school visits, please contact Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery.

Access

Due to its age and layout, we regret that disabled access to Smeaton's Tower is very limited.

For your safety we ask visitors to note that the lighthouse contains 93 steps, steep ladders, low ceilings and small openings.

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

We regret that food and drink are not allowed inside the lighthouse.

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