12.00 – 4pm (please note that the last tour starts 30mins prior to closing)
Sunday 1st October, Sunday 15th October, Sunday 5th November, Sunday 4th March and Sunday 18th March
Guided tours to the top: Admittance: £2 adult, £1 if under 16 Children must be taller than 1.06m (42”) to climb to the top. If you have any queries or require any further information please ring 0151 353 0861
Leasowe Lighthouse had been left, unloved and uninhabited, from 1935. It had deteriorated and was regularly vandalised, the stairs had been sold for scrap and the only things apparently interested in it were the hundreds of pigeons who called it home.
In 1988 a firm of developers submitted plans to develop the Lighthouse. Their proposal failed but this was instrumental in the forming of The Friends of Leasowe Lighthouse.
The ground floor was occupied by Mike Garbutt, a Coastal Park Ranger. None of the upper rooms were available; at least 3 floors were badly burned or missing. He called on local residents and others to for a Friends Group, the inaugural meeting being held on 24th October 1989.
Open days started almost immediately although there was only the ground floor available.
During the first few years, unexpected tasks fell to the Friends, such as fighting off a second attempt by developers to convert the lighthouse into a pub and restaurant. The Friends also realised, after two years, that the Council was unable to continue its work of restoring the lighthouse any further. So began many years of fund-raising.
When the Lighthouse is not open or if you live far from us you can still enjoy the view from the top and check the weather on the Wirral by looking through our webcam.