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.
Creswell Crags was hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Forced to close during lockdown, the popular heritage visitor attraction lost all income from cave tours, school trips, car parking, the café, and gift shop.
Creswell Crags is proud to announce it has become an official member of the Global Coalition #UnitedforBiodiversity. An initiative of the European Commission, the Coalition calls on all world museums, zoos, aquariums, botanic gardens, national parks and protected areas, research centres and universities to join forces to raise awareness about the nature crisis, at a time one million species are at risk of extinction.
A new café terrace, funded and constructed with contributions from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Tarmac, and Gleeson Homes, plus volunteer and community support, has been officially opened at Creswell Crags.
On 28 August, Creswell Crags will host an event to unveil a new bench, specially commissioned by the Community Unity Project, to remember relatives and friends who died during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The friendly team at Creswell Crags are inviting visitors and local residents to share their memories of Creswell Crags through the years, as part of their celebration of Heritage Open Days this September.
‘Crags Through the Years’ is a celebration of the long history of Creswell Crags. Although the site is known for it’s Ice Age story, with artefacts reaching back 50,000 years to Neanderthal humans who took shelter here, this project is about celebrating the more recent stories of the site.
Creswell Heritage Trust is thrilled that Creswell Crags has been chosen to host an event celebrating the paperback launch of Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art by Dr Rebecca Wragg Sykes.
The Government’s relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions on 19 July comes after what has been an undeniably difficult 16 months for all visitor attractions, including Creswell Crags. The Creswell Heritage Trust has only been able to survive this period through the rescue funding put in place for heritage organisations and the wonderful and generous contributions from our donors.
Creswell Crags has taken an important step towards the wider recognition of its significant Ice Age heritage by joining the prestigious Ice Age Europe Network. The network includes famous prehistoric sites including the Neanderthal Museum in Germany, the Museum of Altamira in Spain and Scladina Cave Archaeological Museum in Belgium, as well as eight others, including several UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Visitors to Creswell Crags since May have been able to see the new temporary art installation, Drawn to the Water’s Edge from Kidology Arts. A vivid blue hue fills the museum’s gallery space, and atmospheric sounds create an immersive experience.
THIS AWARD WILL SUPPORT THE ORGANISATION AS IT LOOKS AHEAD TO REOPENING, AS WELL AS FUNDING AN ACCESS REVIEW TO IMPROVE THE INCLUSIVITY OF THE SITE AND MUSEUM. IT WILL ALSO ALLOW THE TRUST TO BUILD ON FUNDED CONSULTANCY WORK UNDERTAKEN IN EARLY 2021 AS IT LOOKS AHEAD TO IMPROVING ITS EXHIBITION SPACES AND THE POTENTIAL OF UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE STATUS.