News in March 2017

  • Mar 17

    FLOG IT! are coming to Creswell Crags!

    We are very pleased to confirm that the popular BBC ONE daytime TV show have chosen us as a filming location for the next series of FLOG IT.


    They will be using as one of their "nearby story" filming slots and will focus on our rock art being the oldest in the UK and the most northerly in Europe. We also hope to be able to show Paul Martin how to flint knap!


    It is a very exciting time for Creswell Crags and we will keep you updated.


  • Mar 10

    Craggy Elf shorlisted for a national award!





    We are absolutely delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for a prestigious national award.

    Out Christmas 2016 marketing campaign, which involved our much loved cheeky looking “cave elf” has been shortlisted in the category “Marketing Campaign of the Year” at the annual national Museums + Heritage Awards.

    The awards are very well respected, and the calibre of entrants is outstanding. The awards had an unprecedented amount of entries this year, so the competition was very fierce in order to gain shortlisting in each category. Just to get this far is an amazing achievement for Creswell Crags.

    Just a few of the other museums up for various awards include Natural History Museum, various National Trust properties, National Memorial Arboretum, National Museums Scotland, The National Holocaust Centre and many more top heritage organisations.

    In the Marketing Campaign category, Creswell Heritage Trust are shortlisted alongside Durham Cathedral, The Courtauld Gallery, National Theatre, Mary Rose Trust and Royal College of Physicians.

    Our Marketing Manager, Rachel Wood, was the driving force behind bringing Craggy Elf to life. She said; “Craggy Elf was my first big marketing idea for Creswell Crags when I started the role in November 2016. I had a vision and it was quite simple - I wanted children and their parents to flock to our beautiful site, excitedly hunting for a cheeky elf all throughout December, right up to Christmas Day. I wanted it to become a Christmas tradition for people and something they could do together for fun and enjoyment every year. Craggy created a fantastic festive buzz around the place and the weekends when he was hiding were very popular. The daily posts on social media of his “antics” also reached thousands of people. I am so proud of our Cave Elf, and so thrilled that he has got this far in such a huge national competition. Whatever happens in May when we attend the awards in London, Craggy will be a part of Christmas at Creswell Crags for many years to come, and for that, I am very proud indeed”.

    Paul Baker, our Director, also said:

    "We are honoured to be recognised on a national level among such a prestigious group by a highly regarded awarding body. Our pre-Christmas marketing campaign transformed our relationship with our visitors and their participation in the activity suggested that they had adopted our elf mascot as part of their festive celebrations. We hope we can build on this in future years and ensure that by following the daily updates Craggy Elf can grow into a local tradition. The success of our marketing campaign suggests that we are already well placed. We are overjoyed with the success of this activity."

    We will attend an awards ceremony to find out the results of the intensive judging on Wednesday 17th May at a truly magnificent venue; 8 Northumberland Avenue in London. 

    You can congratulate us via facebook or twitter, and wish us well, using the hashtag #GoCraggyGo.

    The rest of the museums shortlisted are:


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