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The Lizard Wireless Station - Lizard Marconi Wireless Station and Museum

TR12 7 Landewednack, Great Britain (UK) (Cornwall)

Address Lloyds Rd,
Floor area unfortunately not known yet  
Museum typ
Amateur Radio / Military & Industry Radio

Opening times
Monday - Thursday: 12pm - 3pm

Status from 04/2024
£1 per person.
“Out of hours” special visits can be arranged. Donation £5.

Tel.:+44-1326-29 03 84  Tel.2:+44-1326-22 21 70  


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Location / Directions
N49.963572° W5.191477°N49°57.81432' W5°11.48862'N49°57'48.8592" W5°11'29.3172"

The Lizard is a peninsula in south Cornwall, England, United Kingdom

The radio station is located just over half a mile from the Lizard village. It is not wheelchair friendly.

The walk from the lighthouse gives the visitor truly spectacular views but requires a degree of fitness as there is a steep decent and climb to the Housel Bay beach to be navigated, and therefore, should only be attempted by able people.

The walk down Lloyds Lane (no vehicular traffic) is relatively flat, or you can walk to the Housel Bay Hotel and have lunch or tea at the Hotel before visiting the station.

Access is by foot only and it can be reached from the Lizard village car park. Follow the signs to the Housel Bay Hotel. A path runs adjacent to the hotel out onto the cliff – turn left and follow the path along the cliff top for a few minutes until the wireless station is reached.

The more active can drive to the National Trust car park at the Lizard lighthouse and walk east for about a mile taking in the spectacular views and joining the path at the Housel Bay Hotel.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
In 1900 Guglielmo Marconi stayed the Housel Bay Hotel in his quest to locate a coastal radio station to receive signals from ships equipped with his apparatus. He leased a plot "in the wheat field adjoining the hotel" where the Lizard Wireless Telegraph Station still stands today.

 Recently restored by the National Trust, it looks as it did in January 1901, when Marconi received the distance record signals of 186 miles (299 km) from his transmitter station at Niton, Isle of Wight. The Lizard Wireless Station is the oldest Marconi station to survive in its original state, and is located to the west of the Lloyds Signal Station in what appears to be a wooden hut. On 12 December 1901 Poldhu Point was the site of the first trans Atlantic, wireless signal radio communication when Marconi sent a signal to St John's, Newfoundland. The technology is one of the key advances to the development of radio, television, satellites and the internet.

A radar station called RAF Dry Tree was built during World War II. The site was later chosen for the Telstar project in 1962; its rocky foundations, clear atmosphere and extreme southerly location being uniquely suitable. This became the Goonhilly satellite earth station, now owned by Goonhilly Earth Station Ltd. Some important developments in television satellite transmission were made at Goonhilly station. A wind farm exists near to the Goonhilly station site. presents here one of the many museum pages. We try to bring data for your direct information about all that is relevant. In the list (link above right) you find the complete listing of museums related to "Radio & Co." we have information of. Please help us to be complete and up to date by using the contact form above.



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