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!
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.
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