The extraordinary archaeological park
Explore our caves, gorge, and museum
Walk in the footsteps of early humans and woolly mammoths through our dramatic gorge. Marvel at the Ice Age rock art still visible in our extraordinary caves. And enjoy exploring amongst the timeless beauty of our woodland, meadow, and reflective lake.
Our human story began 50,000 years ago: be part of it. Walk in the footsteps of early humans and woolly mammoths through our dramatic gorge. Marvel at the Ice Age rock art still visible in our extraordinary caves. And enjoy exploring amongst the timeless beauty of our woodland, meadow, and reflective lake.
Open every day from 10am until 5pm
Uncover the secrets of our limestone caves, where early humans sheltered and carved art into the rock, places of mystery and wonder for the centuries since.
We are an independent charity with big ambitions, caring for an extraordinary and much-loved heritage site. You can help us: find out how.
Our cafe has extensive outdoor seating and views over the river and treetops. Relax and enjoy locally sourced food and drink, and treat yourself to ice cream or cake!
Creswell Crags is an inspiring choice for a fun trip or livestreamed learning session direct to your classroom. Our focus is KS2 Stone Age and Evolution topics.
Join the Team. Gain new skills, make new friends and increase your employability within this fantastic setting.
Although official restrictions have ended, to keep our visitors, staff and volunteers safe, we ask that you do not visit us if anyone in your household has symptoms of COVID-19, or a positive test in the last 5 days.
Please also maintain social distancing during your visit. We recommend wearing a face covering in our visitor centre and caves and making use of the hand sanitiser stations around the building.
Please note that Cave Tours must be booked in advance and you must adhere to the Terms and Conditions or you could be refused admission. We also offer seasonal guided tours, such as our Exhibition Tours and Gorge Tours, when these are available you will see them on our booking page.
All our tours can be booked via our online booking page.
You do not need to book to park, visit the museum and shop, use the café, or walk around the gorge. There is a charge to park, but access to the gorge is free.
Our friends at Bolsolver District Council have recently launched the rail discovery trail.
Isy Suttie, actor, musician, writer, and comedian, is best known to the public for her role on Peep Show, but has a long list of credits on television and radio, as well as stand up comedy shows and writing for the stage. Brought up in Matlock, when Isy was asked to pick a museum to visit for a new podcast, she chose Creswell Crags. The podcast was recorded in March, when Isy visited with her good friend Caz, and is available to listen, for free, via the Art Fund website.