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Public tours of Sunderland’s Roker Pier & Lighthouse finally begin

Listen to Roker Heritage Group chairman Phil Tweddle – whose grandad was the last Lighthouse Keeper – as he chats to BBC Radio Newcastle about the opening of Roker Pier & Lighthouse for tours! Phil’s interview starts at 1hr 50mins here. >

And here’s a selection of some of the news items we were featured in:

Roker Pier tours prove so popular that booking website can’t cope – Sunderland Echo

How to book a tour of Roker Pier and Lighthouse after its £2.5million restoration – Sunderland Echo

How Roker pier vandals were beaten by Victorian brilliance and community endeavour – Sunderland Echo

Much-loved lighthouse opens to public for first time in its history – Northern Echo

Inside Roker Pier tunnel and lighthouse: What you can expect on the first tours of Sunderland landmark’s hidden history – Sunderland Echo

Tours of restored pier start on Monday – Northern Echo

Sunderland’s Roker Pier lighthouse and tunnel open to public for first time in history – Sunderland Echo


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Our office is in the Adventure Sunderland Building next to Fausto on Marine Walk about 30 metres from the end of the pier. But volunteers are only based there to meet visitors on tour days, so to contact us at other times please email

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