Current Projects

The Trust relies on project funding to support its work at Creswell Crags and in the surrounding Limestone Heritage Area. Below you can find more information on some of the projects currently being run by Creswell Heritage Trust.

Limestone Journeys

Limestone Journeys is a Landscape Partnership that works with local people to look after, learn about and celebrate the landscape and heritage of the area.  It is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and is now in the third year of a five year partnership, running from 2011-2015.  Creswell Heritage Trust is the lead partner.

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The Creswell Initiative

The brand new Museum and Archaeology Park project funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, East Midlands Development Agency and European Regional Development Fund will become a focal place where national and international audiences can learn about the Ice Age.

It acts as a gateway to the Limestone Gorge, integrating elements of the museum, collections and displays with visitor, research and lifelong learning. This was part of a wider project ‘The Creswell Initiative’

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Conserving Creswell Crags

The project Conserving Creswell Crags had two key aims

• to protect the fragile and irreplaceable scientific resource at Creswell Crags by developing the site’s infrastructure to enable safe and sustainable access to Church Hole Cave (the cave containing the majority of the unique rock art images)
• to develop the interpretation of Creswell Crags in order that visitors are able to develop an awareness for the site’s significance and help in its future protection

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Securing the Past 

Securing the Past is a project funded by Biffa Award as part of a programme in conjunction with  HLF, Esmee Fairbairn and a bequest from the estate of the late Roger Jacobi. The project is developing the library at Creswell Crags Museum as a community archive and a hub for archaeological research.

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Elmton, Creswell & Hodthorpe Big Local


Lottery grants of £1,000,000 were given to 150 communities across England including Elmton, Creswell and Hodthorpe. The local community decided that the money should be used to raise community spirit, enhance the environment, improve and invest in local businesses and provide more opportunities for the community youth.

The project is on-going - follow it on facebook for the latest news.

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