Opening Times

Sumburgh Head Lighthouse Visitor Centre is now closed for the winter

2020 Season:

Sumburgh Head Lighthouse Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve will re-open from Saturday 4th April to Sunday 4th October. During this time our Visitor Centre will open daily from 11am to 5:30pm.

Arrangements for opening outwith these dates can be made by contacting the Operations Manager on 01595 694688.


Purchasing a ticket gives a visitor access to all of the indoor elements of the visitor experience. A ticket is valid for a full season, (April to September) so visitors are encouraged to make repeat visits to experience Sumburgh Head in all weather conditions!  Tickets are sold in the Ticket Office and Gift Shop, located next to the Engine Room.

Ticket prices are:

Adult: £6.00
Concession: £4.00
Child: £2.00
Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 children): £12.50
Group discounts can be provided on advanced request.

Tickets are non-transferrable.