Education

Creswell Crags is an inspiring choice for an educational visit! Tens of thousands of students of all ages have benefited from our education programme which delves into the mysteries of the Stone Age in Britain.  We welcome all types of formal and informal education groups, from primary schools to further education and adult learners.

Please be aware that access to the caves is only permitted when visiting as part of a pre-booked group.  If you intend to come on a self-led visit, we ask that you inform us in advance by emailing education@creswell-crags.org.uk.

Children on a cave tour

How to Book

If you are booking for a school, please check the current availability and download of a copy of our brochure, below, for further information.  Once you have selected an available slot, email us on education@creswell-crags.org.uk and we’ll be happy to help!  Please note – we are now fully booked for school visits until November 2019.

For adult learners and speaker bookings, please drop us an email with the dates you had in mind and we will be happy to help.

Primary & Secondary Trips

FE & Adult Groups

School Outreach

Primary and Secondary Schools

Children on a cave tour

We offer several packages for schools, each with 3 workshops which will immerse you with life during the Ice Age at Creswell Crags.

Your group will participate in an activity inside one of our caves, a hands-on outdoor workshop and an indoor workshop which can touch on prehistoric art, animals of the Ice Age, rocks and their uses or evolution.

Our sessions can be flexible for your needs – if you are a secondary school, please let us know which area of the curriculum you are studying and we will tailor the workshops to suit.

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FE & Adult Groups

Adults on a cave tour

We offer a range of options for your group or society, with talks and sessions delving deeper into Ice Age archaeology, the origins of art and evolution of our species.

You could visit us at the centre, and combine your talk and artefact handling session with a tour of one of our caves – and perhaps coffee and cake at the beautiful Crags Edge Cafe!  We’ll also come to you as a hired speaker at your venue (available within 25 miles of Creswell Crags).

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Outreach

Adults on a cave tour

We offer both half day and full day school outreach sessions, covering a range of topics including archaeology, palaeontology and fossils for Key Stages 1-2. These sessions are ideal for schools that cannot make it to our site, or as a companion to your visit.

We can come to visit you if you’re located within 25 miles of our centre, near Worksop.  For more information, please see our brochure:

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