AN OCCASION LIKE NOTHING ON EARTH
(BECAUSE IT’S LITERALLY BELOW THE EARTH)
Due to Corona Virus restrictions to keep visitors and staff safe we are not running concerts and theatre events just yet. Other events like our Christmas displays will be running in a Covid-19 safe, 'Good To Go' way. Throughout the year we normally run varied events, including watching films underground, caving, theatrical events, and even parties in our amazing cave complex. The caves make an incredible filming location. We will post exciting new events as we are able to run them. Thank you for your support.
The Big Pumpkin Count!
22nd October – 31st October 2021
Come and spot the pumpkins that have been hidden around the Caves… some are trickier than others!
A winner will be drawn on 1st November and will win a spook-tacular goodie bag filled with fun treats from our Gift Shop.
Entry for The Big Pumpkin Count is free with general admission and suitable for all ages!
Christmas at Clearwell Caves 2021
4th December – 24th December 2021
It’s that time again..! Wander into our magical underground forest and discover how the woodland animals get ready for Christmas…
Say ‘hello’ to Father Christmas and his elves before continuing on your journey through the woods.
Halfway through, you’ll find our fun Christmas stalls, perfect for finding that special stocking filler or decoration for your tree and our underground café has delicious cakes and warming winter drinks!
Tickets are now live, and the event runs from 4th – 24th December (displays, underground stalls, underground café and Father Christmas), then reopens after Christmas with displays and above-ground café only from 27th – 31st December as Father Christmas will be having a well-earned break!
Online booking only.
Our ideas will adapt to coincide with changing circumstances and government guidelines to help keep our customers and staff safe.
Visiting the Caves After Christmas 2021
27th December – 31st December 2021
The Caves will re-open for a short time after Christmas for Christmas displays only (without underground stalls/café, Father Christmas and presents of course). However our brilliant Gift Shop and Lamproom Café will be operating as normal, subject to government guidelines.
Clearwell Caves by Candlelight (EVENT ENDED)
22nd-23rd and 29th-30th May, Clearwell Caves will be opening in a very special way – by candlelight!
Explore the caverns as never before, on a self-guided journey through the mines, with many areas lit only by the flickering light of candles. Along the way you will encounter the creatures whose bones, shells and teeth helped make the rock 350 million years ago, and discover what life was like for miners who helped shape the caverns you see today. Places are limited and entry is by online booking only.
Sound and interactive installations have been positioned through the caverns.
The project was inspired by the large colony of rare lesser horseshoe bats that roost in the Caves through winter; this is currently the largest lesser horseshoe bat colony hibernating in the UK and possibly Europe. The installations highlight how both humans and bats use sound. Hopefully it will help visitors appreciate these often ignored, misunderstood and incredibly interesting, wild animals.
There are sound installations in the caves, revealing complex bat voices, as well as archive recordings of iron miners, discussing their experiences, working underground in this mine, well over 75 years ago.
VENUE HIRE FOR YOUR EVENT
Try as hard as you might you’ll struggle to find a venue as memorable, as magical and as utterly unique as Clearwell Caves. Give your occasion the grandeur and beauty it deserves; make our caverns an incredible backdrop to your special event.
LOCATION FOR TV & FILM
A place this otherworldly, this historic, this mysterious and atmospheric, makes a fantastic backdrop for anything filmed underground. Easy access through each cavern, there are 240V electrical sockets throughout, to help with setting up. Recently we have hosted His Dark Materials, Britannia, Cursed, Dr Who and Merlin, with many more through the years, each having a vastly different look. Ample vehicle parking.