You can now book online for our Christmas Event:

Evie's Aeroplance - New for 2015 - Christmas Fantasy

Christmas Fantasy is by timed ticket only this year, so book early and arrive in good time to enter well within your half hour entry time.

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

  • Daily 10am - 5pm
  • Entrance Costs: Adults £6.50 ; Child: £4.50 ; Concessions: £5.50.
  • 9 large caverns are open to the public, with mining and geological displays throughout. Visitor Centre, Shop and Cafe. Picnic area.

Christmas Fantasy - Evie's Aeroplane
Open 28th November to 24th December

  • Daily 10am - 5pm
  • Late night opening every Friday until 8pm
  • 24th December 10am - 4pm
  • Entrance Costs: £10.00 per person. Children 2 to 14 years will receive a present from Santa. Under 2 years are free - an optional gift from Santa for them is £5.00.

See the Christmas Page for details and to book.

This Christmas!
Evie's Aeroplane
Events in the Caves
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Caves & Museum
Caving Activities
Go Deeper
History Uncovered
Mining & More
Upcoming Events
Lots to see & do
Ochre Mining
Still mined today