Many thanks to everyone that supported our fantastic Christmas story of     EVIE'S AEROPLANE.

The Caves are now closed (except by arrangement or for pre-booked groups) until 11th of February, when they re-open for the Half Term holidays. 10am to 4 (last entry) daily.


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

New for 2017, exciting display of prehistoric sea life that created the limestone 350,000,000 years ago! Discover the atmospheric natural caverns that have been mined for iron ore and ochre, making some of Britain's most complex and oldest mine workings. The mines date back well over 4,500 years, when people first dug ochre pigments to make paint. Iron ore miners created a warren of underground passageways connecting huge natural caverns. Displays throughout the workings tell the story of these people (including children) that worked here.

Exciting events including Adventure Caving CLICK TO GO DEEPER!

General Opening Times for 2017:
11th February 2017 until Sunday 29th October 2017

  • Daily 10am - 4pm until Easter
  • Daily 10am - 5pm after Easter
  • Entrance Costs: Adults £7.00 ; Child: £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.
Visit the Caves
Caves & Museum
Caving Activities
Go Deeper
Schools and Groups
Group Visits
Evie's Aeroplane
Christmas 2016
History Uncovered
Mining & More
Ochre Mining
Still mined today
Events in the Caves
Halloween at Clearwell Caves What's on?