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Smeaton's Tower visitor information

Opening dates and times

Smeaton's Tower may be closed on other days of the year for civil ceremonies and 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: Take advantage of our joint ticket offer by purchasing one of our 'Plymouth Pastport' tickets between Saturday 29 August and Saturday 31 October 2015. One ticket gives you discounted access to Smeaton's Tower, the Elizabethan House, the Merchant's House and the Mayflower Museum. Alternatively buy a joint ticket with the Mayflower Museum at half the cost. See our Plymouth Pastport page for details.

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
Groups (10 or more)
Email for prices*
Tourist Information staff, Blue Badge guides, Museums Association, Friends, members of the South West Federation of Museums and Art Galleries Free

*For all enquiries relating to group and school visits, including prices, please contact Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery on


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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