Gallery: Of all the alterations made to the lighthouse,
the lamp room was the most extensive. This was absolutely necessary,
as the structure could not support the weight of the lamp, and the
mechanism contained potentially fatal mercury vapour. So, instead,
we moved the lamp to the basement (see above), and created the Lamp
Gallery. The space is one of the most unusual exhibition spaces
in the world.
Many visitors have reported seeing figures outside the glass, wandering
around the outer balcony. The outer area is closed to the public,
so we have no explanation. Summer 2004 saw an exhibition by Matt
Clark, who reported seeing "an old looking man, staring out
to sea". Matt thought the man was a staff member, but was suspicious
due to the mans old fashioned clothing, and worried expression.