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Cape Schanck Lighthouse Climb and Museum tours

Experience a 'curiosity' tour of the Cape Schanck Lighthouse, Museum and Head Lighthouse Keeper's House with The Lady of History team.

Janice Haynes , aka The Lady of History, is a pharophile and loves lighthouses and telling the stories of the Lighthouse keepers and their lives at the Cape Schanck Lighthouse on the Mornington Peninsula. Operating since 1859 the Cape Schanck Lighthouse is considered to be the most authentic lighthouse in Australia and still operates with its original Chance Brothers First Order lens. Lighthouse climb tours with Captain Marcus White provide history insights for the curious as to how a lighthouse works and its function as well as spectacular views into Bass Strait and across the Mornington Peninsula from the Balcony level of the Lighthouse tower. Janice’s Museum and Head Lighthouse Keeper’s house tours include lots of historical and site information and stories about the Lighthouse keepers and how they lived. You will also see learn about Morse code and see a demonstration of Semaphore flag.

Event dates

Event Details

420 Cape Schanck Road, Cape Schanck, Victoria

Please walk into the Cape Schanck Lighthouse precinct to the west from the Car Park (entry via the personnel gate). Registration for tours is at the Red Brick Cottage, first building on the left inside the precinct for ticket sales and ticket collection as the start location for all Lighthouse Tower Climb and Museum and Head Lighthouse Keeper House tours.


11am to 4pm (Lighthouse Climb tours start at 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm 3pm & 4pm. Museum and Head Lighthouse Keeper tours start at 12.15pm and 2.15pm)

Entry fees:
Adults $ 14, Children $ 8.00, Family $ 40.00, Members $ 12.00
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
Cape Schanck Lighthouse tours are inaccessible for wheelchairs. Museum and House tours only have small steps that should be fine for wheelchair access. Distance from the car park to the Lighthouse is approximately 150 metres.