The Lighthouse is open for public access and guided tours between March and November on the 1st and 3rd Sunday each month from 12:00 until 16:00. The last tour starts at 15:30.
Guided tours to the top:
£2.50 for adults. £1 for children who must be 1.06 metres tall to be able to take the tour.
As with many very old buildings there are stories of ghosts and hauntings at the lighthouse. A few of them have been put together in a booklet produced by the Friends group.
In recent years, there have been many enquiries from groups around the country who wish to spend the night in the lighthouse and see what supernatural or paranormal activity they might detect. After much consideration the Friends have agreed to allow a small number of groups to hire the lighthouse for such investigative events.
The group organising the event has to show they have a good track record, are fully insured, have carried out a risk assessment, prepared a method statement and will limit the number of guests.
Many people have seen TV shows containing bizarre spiritual activities and scary noises and may arrive at the lighthouse with unrealistic expectations.
The event organiser will use a variety of equipment to gather evidence of any movements or noises during the night. A camera may be focussed on a “trigger object” such as a crucifix or religious item continuously recording in an attempt to capture any movement that occurs.
Mobile night cameras will be carried from room to room as the group investigates.
Devices to detect electromagnetic fields which are allegedly given off by spirits may be used. These may also be used as communication tools.
The use of other pieces of equipment such as mirrors, crystal balls, singing bowls, Ouija boards, handbells and more can be included in the evening’s activities if it is felt appropriate by the organisers.
At all times the safety of those in the lighthouse is paramount.
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