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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Spot the GOLDEN COINS!

Can you spot the GOLDEN COINS?  Saturday 24th July – Sunday 5th September, from 10am – 5pm every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday!

There is something to find at Clearwell Caves this summer…
It is said that an old man from Clearwell hid his treasure from nosy neighbours, who would spy on him as he counted his money every evening. Over the years, people far and wide have tried to find his coins. WILL YOU BE THE ONE WHO CAN SPOT THEM ALL?
Count as many as you can find, and be entered into a SPECIAL PRIZE DRAW. The lucky winner will receive a bundle of goodies from our shop!
This is a FREE activity with your GENERAL ADMISSION ticket.
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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.

Pathways will be well lit.
Please wear strong footwear with a good grip.
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Bat Nav

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.

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Christmas at Clearwell Caves 2021

 

3rd – 24th December 2021

We will be busily creating our unique displays again this year, our ideas will adapt to coincide with changing circumstances, so we will be keeping within the Government guidelines nearer the date.  Watch this space for up to date information and booking later in the season. Pre-booking will be available at the end of September.

 

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Visiting the Caves After Christmas

27th – 31st December 2021. The Caves will re-open for a short time after Christmas for displays only (without stalls, Father Christmas and presents of course). The Cafe will be operating as normal, subject to Government guidelines.  Please see this page for more details and booking towards September.

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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.

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