We are now closed until the 13th February.

(Sorting all our post Christmas efforts ... we will shortly be all ready for Saturday 13th Feb - the next Half Term Holiday!

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

These are atmospheric natural caverns extensively mined for iron ore and ochre to make some of Britain's most complex and oldest mine workings. The mines date back to well over 4,500 years, when the first miners dug for ochre pigments to make paints. Iron ore miners later created a warren of underground passageways connecting the huge caverns. Displays through the workings tell the story of the people that worked here.

Exciting events including Adventure Caving, are planned for February Half Term.


General Opening Times:
13 February to 1st 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.
Visit the Caves
Caves & Museum
Caving Activities
Go Deeper
History Uncovered
Mining & More
Upcoming Events
Lots to see & do
Ochre Mining
Still mined today
Events in the Caves
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