Opening Times

Sumburgh Head Lighthouse Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve is now open!

Please note that the Stevenson Tearoom is currently closed for essential repairs. We aim to re-open later this season. Apologies for any inconvenience.  

2019 Season:

Sumburgh Head Lighthouse Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve will open daily from 30th March for the 2019 season. 

Day Times
Monday - Friday 11:00 - 17:30
Saturday 11:00 - 17:30
Sunday 11:00 - 17:30


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.