Thank you for visiting our website. We hope you will feel inspired to visit us soon. 

30th March to 8th April, join our eggstravagant 'Spot the Easter Egg' competition. Lots of eggs have been placed around the caverns, will you spot them all? Some eggs are easy to spot, some are less obvious; all are visible from the pathway. Correct competition entries are placed in our Grand Easter Draw to win some super Easter Prizes. Competition entry sheets are Free.

Lots of dates have been added for our special TRY CAVING events, where you can join a group to go beyond the public areas, on an exciting adventure caving trip. Details are on our caving events page. Are you feeling adventurous?

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

Set in a beautiful valley, this extensive natural cave system has been mined for iron ore and pigments for more than 4,500 years, making Clearwell Caves one of the most ancient, complex and fascinating mine systems in Britain. Today, you explore impressive caverns, with exciting displays throughout and immerse yourself in the hidden world lying deep beneath the Forest of Dean.

"No visit to the Forest of Dean is complete without seeing the Caves" - a recent visitor comment. 

General Opening Times for 2018:
We are now open.

  • 7 days a week - from February half term - 10am-4pm, then 30th March to 2nd September - 10am-5pm, then from 3rd September to 28th October 2018 - 10am-4pm
  • Entry: For the show mine the prices are Adults £7.50 ; Children (ages 4 to 16): £5.50 ; Concessions: £6.50 ; Under 4's free. Family tickets: (2+2) £24.00 (2+3) £27.50.
  • 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
Schools and Groups
Group Visits
History Uncovered
Mining & More
Events in the Caves
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