Open for the new season!! We are excited to be open again, featuring our new display showing prehistoric sea life that created the limestone here 345,000,000 years ago!  

We are making improvements to our entrance and shop at the moment, it's looking good so far! The Caves are unaffected by the work.

Clearwell Caves, a uniquely special home to so many amazing things!

Explore the atmospheric natural caverns that have been mined for iron ore and ochre, making some of Britain's most complex and oldest mine workings.Discover mine workings dating back well over 4,500 years ago, when people first dug ochre pigments to make paints. Iron ore miners have created a warren of passageways, connecting huge natural caverns, until they finished in 1945. Displays tell the story of miners and children, that worked here.

Exciting events including Adventure Caving Click here to go on a caving adventure 


General Opening Times for 2017:
We are open 6 days a week - Tuesday through to Sunday. Closed Mondays.

  • 11th February 2017 until 7th April 2017 - 10am - 4pm
  • 8th April until 3rd September 2017 - 10am – 5pm
  • 5th September until 29th October 2017 10am – 4pm
  • Entry: Adults £7.00 ; Children (ages 4 to 16): £5.00 ; Concessions: £6.00.
  • 9 large caverns are open to the public, with mining and geological displays throughout. Visitor Centre, Shop and Cafe. Picnic area.
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Caves & Museum
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Schools and Groups
Group Visits
History Uncovered
Mining & More
Events in the Caves
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