This weekend, from 26th November, we present the delightful story of
EVIE'S AEROPLANE.

See Father Christmas, children collect a present and then you walk through the colourful and spectacular displays telling the story of a young girl, who wakes early Christmas morning to find a toy aeroplane in her stocking and then her adventure begins ...

Click onto our Christmas Page for all the details.

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

Amospheric natural caverns mined for iron ore and ochre, to make up one of Britain's most complex and oldest mine workings. The mines date back well over 4,500 years, when people began digging 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 the people (including children) that worked here.

Exciting events including Adventure Caving CLICK TO GO DEEPER!


Christmas Opening Times:
26th November to 23rd December 2016

  • 10am - 5pm. - Through this period we also offer late night opening every Friday until 8pm - BOOKING REQUIRED.

Christmas Eve Opening Times:
24th December 2016

After Christmas (without Santa and presents of course!):
27th December 2016 to 3rd January 2017

  • 10am - 4pm - no booking required.

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

  • Daily 10am - 5pm
  • 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
Evie's Aeroplane
This Christmas!
This Christmas!
Evie's Aeroplane
History Uncovered
Mining & More
Ochre Mining
Still mined today
Events in the Caves
Halloween at Clearwell Caves What's on?