Why not Try Caving?

There are caving activities throughout the year for families, or individuals venturing well beyond public areas, to see amazing workings created by past mining. Check our Caving Page or Events Page for all the details.

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

Explore atmospheric natural caverns that were mined for iron ore and ochre to make up some of Britain's most complex and oldest mine workings. The mines date back well over 4,500 years, from when early people first dug ochre pigments to make paints. Iron ore miners later created a warren of underground passageways connecting the huge caverns. Displays throughout the workings tell the story of people (including children) that worked here.

Exciting events including Adventure Caving CLICK TO GO DEEPER!


General Opening Times:
13 February to 2nd November 2016

  • 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.
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Still mined today
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