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Peter Horrocks – Earthworks

8th July – 3rd September 10.00am – 4.00pm  –  FREE

Lamproom Cafe at Clearwell Caves.

Peter’s work has been widely exhibited throughout the UK. He has been using Clearwell Caves ochre for over twenty years, and has even collected some with owner Jonathan Wright from 300 feet below ground, where he was greatly inspired to see the colours in situ.

More recent works use earth pigments mixed with water and an acrylic binder. Layers of gesso, plaster, pigment, clay etc. are applied to plywood panels or canvas. Surfaces are layered, revealing colours beneath the surface by scraping, rubbing and sanding.

This retrospective exhibition is a unique opportunity to see Peter’s extraordinary works displayed in the place where the pigments came from. Some of the artist’s tools techniques and processes will also be on show.

Some of the works shown are for sale. Please enquire for details.

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Deep Level Caving

Checkout our booking page to see availability. These exciting caving activities require you to wear helmets, lamps overalls etc, that we provide. You then go on a visit to workings that are exactly as the miners left them. They are a physical challenge, you get a bit dirty, but they’re great fun.  You will be walking, ducking, crawling and scrambling through to discover many incredible spaces the miners created, often hundreds of years ago. You go in small groups of maximum 12 people. Trips take around 3hrs including kitting up etc. Please allow more time if you would like to visit the shop or café afterwards. For more details see

More dates will be posted as trips are arranged.

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A Magical Candlelit Concert

7.30pm Saturday 7th October 2023

A magical concert performed by wonderful musicians, 100ft underground in our partly candlelit cavern.  The cavern acoustics and music are not to be missed. You will love the  music and sounds, from this incredible, international mix of musicians.

Special guests:

Waltraud Wulz – Piano

Yanna Zissiadou – Piano

Supriya Nagarajan – Vocals

Sarah Waycott – Flute

Evelyne Leeb – Saxophone

String ensemble:

Violins: Bill Anderton, Rosalind Taunton, Christine Russell and Ruth Hayden-Cox

Viola: Jo Joyce

Cello: Will Howick

Tickets: £20.00

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Halloween Party

28th October 2023

Tickets for our brilliant Fancy Dress party are available now. We have an excellent live band, DJ and of course, tickets include a couple of hot dogs or burgers (veggie options also available) to keep you going. Licensed pay bar. This event is held underground, in our partly candlelit cavern. The evening begins from 8.00pm till late….

Over 18’s only. Age identification may be required on the door. This can be any photo ID and can be shown on a phone.

Fancy Dress compulsory. The event is held in the ‘Pit’, our events cavern, 100ft underground, please dress warmly and wear flat soled footwear with a good grip.

Its a party like no other.

Tickets £49.00

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Christmas at Clearwell Caves 2023

This is an unusual and brilliant underground Christmas adventure for all the family.

Booking and information available at the end of September.




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Please contact us by email if you would like to hire the Caves for an event: [email protected]


A place this otherworldly, this historic, mysterious and atmospheric, creates fantastic images!  Please call us to discuss and arrange a recce. Ample vehicle parking.

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