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Mail :
Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery
Plymouth City Council
Plymouth PL1 2AA
Phone :
01752 304774
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Fax :
01752 304775


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Smeaton's Tower visitor information

Opening dates and times

Until Saturday 28 March 2015

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

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

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

Smeaton's Tower will be closed from 12.30pm to 4pm on Friday 22 May 2015, and closed until 1pm on Saturday 23 May 2015, due to civil ceremonies. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.

Please note: due to large-scale events such as Armed Forces Day and MTV Crashes taking place on the Hoe this summer there may be certain dates in June, July and August when access to the lighthouse is limited. Please keep checking this page for updates or call 01752 304774 if you any queries.

Please note: 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.

Admission charges

Ticket type Price
Adult £2.80
Child (aged 3 to 16) £1.50
Child (aged under 3) Free
Seniors / Students (over 60) £2.80
Family ticket (up to 2 adults and 3 children) £8.50
Group - adults (5 or more) £2.50
Group - seniors (5 or more - aged over 60) £1.50
CHILDRENS GROUPS: Self-directed 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.
Pre-booked directed school groups, 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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