Welcome to Clearwell Caves 4500 Years of Mining History in an Amazing Cave System.
Clearwell Caves, a uniquely special home to so many amazing things!
These are atmospheric natural caverns extensively mined for iron ore and ochre to make some of Britain's most complex and oldest mine workings. The mines date back to well over 4,500 years, when the first miners dug for ochre pigments to make paints. Iron ore miners later created a warren of underground passageways connecting the huge caverns. Displays through the workings tell the story of the people that worked here.
Exciting events including Adventure Caving, Batty Bats throughout the October Half Term, spectacular Christmas Fantasy through December.
General Opening Times:
14 February to 1st November
Christmas Fantasy - Evie's Aeroplane
28th November to 24th December
See the Christmas Page for details and to book.