Discover Cave Tours at Creswell Crags

Creswell Crags is a limestone gorge honeycombed with caves and smaller fissures. Stone tools and remains of animals found in the caves by archaeologists provide evidence for a fascinating story of life during the last Ice Age between 50,000 and 10,000 years ago. Further evidence came to light in 2003 with the discovery of Britain’s only known Ice Age rock art.

Ice Age Tours

Discover what Creswell Crags was like during the last IceAge on a tour of Robin Hood Cave, the largest cave on site. Find out who was here, what was here, why they were here and how we know about it.

Life in the Ice Age Tour Times

February - October: Every weekend and daily during Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire school holidays. Life in the Ice Age tours will run at weekends and daily between these 2017 school holidays:

 February Half Term

Easter Break

May/June Half Term

Summer 6 Week Holidays

October Half Term

November - January: Saturdays and Sundays only.

Essential information: Due to the steps up to the cave and the nature of the cave interior, people with mobility concerns or who use walking aids are advised to contact the centre before booking.

Children under 5 years old are not permitted on cave tours due to safety reasons.

Tour charges: Adult £7.50, Concession £6.50, Child £5.50, Family offer - Reductions apply for groups with more than one child. Please telephone or ask at Reception for details.

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Rock Art Tours

This is your chance to see Britain's only known Ice Age Rock Art, which was discovered by archaeologists in 2003. These engravings of animals, birds and motifs are 13,000 years old, making Church Hole Cave the oldest art gallery in the country.

Rock Art Tour Times

March - September: Every weekend and daily during Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire school holidays. See below for 2015/16 school holiday dates. Rock Art tours will run daily between these school holidays:


February Half Term, Easter Break, May/June Half Term and throughout the Summer Holidays.

The last tours of 2017 for Rock Art will be on Saturday 30th September 2017.

October - February: We are unable to run Rock Art tours during these months as there is a protected roost of bats within Church Hole.

Essential information: Due to the steps up to the cave and the nature of the cave interior, people with mobility concerns or who use walking aids are advised to contact the centre before booking.

Please note we cannot allow children under 5 years old on our cave tours due to safety reasons.

Tour charges: Adult £8.50, Concession £7.50, Child £6.00, Family offer - Reductions apply for groups with more than one child. Please telephone or ask at Reception for more details.

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Essential Tour Information

For your safety please wear flat shoes, boots or trainers. Hard hats and lights will be provided at the beginning of your tour. Due to the steps up to the caves and the nature of the cave interiors we would recommend that groups with under fives and people who have mobility concerns or who use walking aids seek advice when booking.
Photography is permitted on cave tours so remember to bring a camera!


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