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Inner Ear: Night Sound - 12th, 13th and 14th October 2018

A promenade performance taking you on a journey through Clearwell Caves and encouraging you to engage with the space using your ears first and then your eyes, rather than the more usual other way around. To find out more about this fascinating event, visit our Events Page

DISCOVER THE WONDER OF UNDER

Underneath the world famous Royal Forest of Dean is something spectacular and unseen, an unfathomable natural cave system that has been mined for more than 4,500 years.

Come for the wonder of our colourful caverns. Come to explore the ancient mine system. Come for the living history of the Forest Freeminers. Come for the gift shop. Come for the rare ochre pigments. Come for the hidden nature. Come and discover the long extinct creatures, or just come for the incredible cakes.

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ABOVE GROUND

Discover how to find us and let us show you the above and below…

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UNEARTH THE ORE-INSPIRING STORY OF THE FREEMINERS

For at least 4,500 years the Freeminers of the Forest have been mining here, leaving behind magnificent caves and an abundance of amazing stories.

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DARE TO GO DEEPER? TRY ADVENTURE CAVING

Our show caverns only scratch the surface of the hidden world under the Forest. Go deeper, with us and uncover just how much is still to be discovered.

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PLAN YOUR SCHOOL TRIP OR GROUP OUTING WITH US

Adventure is always better with company. If you have a larger group or class excursion we can tailor a tour, or accommodate your group according to your needs.

DON’T MISS OUT ON AMAZING EVENTS HOSTED IN OUR SHOW CAVERNS

The unique thrill of being underground brings an added dimension to any event. From parties and weddings, to theatre, concerts or our not so secret Christmas Fantasy spectacular, making it to our underground events is a must.

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SAVOUR THE DEPTHS OF FLAVOUR AT THE LAMPROOM CAFÉ

A destination in its own right, the Lamproom Café sits above ground as the only marker for the adventure taking place below. With homemade soups, sandwiches, cakes, leaf teas and all your favourite coffees; our café is yet another delightful discovery hidden amongst the trees of the Forest.

AS SEEN ON SCREEN

A space this unique naturally provides the kind of magic and wonder that can’t be replicated on a film set, which is why over the years we’ve played host to the filming of numerous programmes such as Dr Who, Merlin, The Chronicles of Narnia, Da Vinci’s Demons, Kidnapped and many others.

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