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Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery
Plymouth City Council
Plymouth PL1 2AA
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01752 304774
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Smeaton's Tower visitor information

Opening dates and times

Open every Saturday until 31 January 2015
(except 27 December 2014)

  • 10am to 4pm each Saturday
  • Last entries 30 minutes before closing

Tuesday 3 February to Saturday 28 March 2015

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

Please note that Smeaton's Tower will be closed after 1pm on 21 February 2015 due to a civil ceremony. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.

Due to civil ceremonies, Smeaton's Tower is occasionally closed on Fridays and Saturdays. We aim to publicise these dates as far in advance as possible.

Admission charges

Ticket type Price
Adult £2.60
Child (aged 3 to 16) £1.30
Child (aged under 3) Free
Seniors / Students (over 60) £1.60
Family ticket (up to 2 adults and 3 children) £7.50
Group - adults (5 or more) £2.30
Group - seniors (5 or more - aged over 60) £1.30
SINGLE SITE Group booking: Self-directed UK School groups, foreign and higher education groups. PLUS non-school groups from England. Under 5s and accompanying adults go free. Maximum group no: 35 children + accompanying adults.
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.


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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