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Monday, 15 August 2016

A Chance to Discover More About Hurst Lighthouse

The lighthouse at Hurst Point is always a great photo opportunity, but getting the chance to find out about its history is  special occurrence.

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There have been five lighthouses at Hurst Point and the team would like to tell you their story and also that of the historic Acetylene Room (Which is now found within Hurst Castle.). 

The lighthouse exterior will be open to the public on Sunday 21st August when the Association of Lighthouse Keepers are celebrating International Lighthouse Heritage Day at Hurst Castle. (Sorry, access into the lighthouse is not allowed.)

Tours start from the ALK Museum Rooms within Hurst Castle at: 11am, 12pm, 1.00pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.

Tours are free but Hurst Castle and ferry fees apply and there is no public entrance to any of the lighthouses. The Acetylene Room can be visited separately from the Castle.

There will also be an ex-lighthouse keeper on site who can give a first-hand account of what it was really like.

The Christchurch Amateur Radio Society will also be operating from within the castle on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st August as part of International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend and attempting to contact as many lighthouses as possible

Come and see them in action from 10.30am to 5.30pm.

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