Image is not available
50,000 Years
Visitors for over
Inspiring
Image is not available
Image is not available
HOME OF THE
ICE AGE HUNTER
Image is not available
Image is not available
Come face to face
with your past
Image is not available
Slider

Inspiring

Visitors For Over

50,000 Years

Read our reopening plans here! Including dates and what facilities to expect when you visit. 

CRESWELL CRAGS IS CLOSED  until Monday 5 April

This closure applies to the whole Visitor Centre (museum, shop, café and toilets) and to our car park. The gates to our Meadow area will also remain locked. You WILL be able to walk through site and to the gorge via the public footpaths from Creswell and Welbeck, but please be aware there will be no facilities or parking on site. This applies all seven days of the week. If you do walk through the site, please take your litter home if you can, to help our reduced team keep our site safe and clean.

On Monday 5 April: Our car park will reopen, with a flat fee of £4 for all day parking. Please note, there will be no toilets or café facilities on site at this time. The car park will be open every day from this point onwards. However, you should only visit us if you live locally.  Please check government advice on meeting people from different households before you make plans with friends or family who are not in your household.

On Monday 12 April: Alongside the car park, where the fees will return to £4 for 3 hours or £6 for all day, the toilets will be open and the café will be offering a limited menu of hot and cold drinks, light snacks and treats to take away. Please note there will be no chairs or tables available outside the café. We will also have an outdoor trail available for families to enjoy around our beautiful site (details will be advertised).

Not earlier than Monday 17 May: As with Step Two, above, but we will also be able to open the museum exhibition and gift shop, and resume pre-booked family/household cave tours (booking will be advertised closer to the time). We will also be able to provide seating outside the café for you to enjoy your drinks and snacks on one of our two terrace areas.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Creswell Crags as soon as we are able to, and it is safe. All of our plans will be subject to change and we ask visitors to check our social media for announcements at each stage of the reopening process. Please do not travel to visit us without confirming we are open, and what facilities and activities are available. Social distancing measures will be in place around the indoor parts of the site. 

Tour group exploring caves at Creswell Crags

2021 Reopening Plans

Information about how Creswell Crags plans to reopen in 2021

Tour group exploring caves at Creswell Crags

Ice Age Caves

Uncover the secrets of our Ice Age ancestors and the discovery of British Cave Art. 

Building a den at Creswell Crags

Support Us

You can make a difference, find out how.
We are a small independent charity with big ambitions.

Tour group exploring caves at Creswell Crags

Food and Drink

The café will be open for takeaway purchases only and there will be no indoor seating.

Tour group exploring caves at Creswell Crags

Education

Creswell Crags is an inspiring choice for an educational visit!

Conference room for hire

Volunteering

Join the Team. Gain new skills, make new friends and increase your employability within this fantastic setting.

Creswell Crags

Creswell