Tickets and Prices

Prices

There is no charge to visit the Creswell Crags site or to walk around the lake and gorge. It is also free to visit the shop and coffee shop.

There is a £3 charge for all day parking (the ticket machines require exact change – if you don’t have change, you can pay at reception).

Exhibition Entry £3 adults, £2 concessions*, children (under 16) free
Ice Age Cave Tours &
Witches’ Mark Tours
£9.00 adults, £7.50 concessions*, £6.00 children
Includes exhibition entry
Rock Art Cave Tours
& Hyena’s Den Tours
£9.00 adults, £7.50 concessions*, £6.00 children
Includes exhibition entry
March to September only (weather depending due to roosting bats)
Combined Ticket
(any two tours)
£13.50 adults, £11.25 concessions*, £9.00 children
Includes exhibition entry
March to September only for Rock Art and Hyena’s Den

We don’t recommend trying to fit in more than two tours in your visit, due to the timings and length of tours, it is a lot to fit in a day!

*Concession ticket: anyone over the age of 60, and students with a valid student card.

Opening Times

Our centre, gift shop and museum are open at these times:

January Weekends 10.00am - 4.30pm
February Every day 10.00am - 4.30pm
March - September Every day 10.00am - 5.30pm
October Every day 10.00am - 4.30pm
November - December Weekends 10.00am - 4.30pm

The gorge is a public bridleway and so is open to walk around all of the time, however please note that midweek in November, December and January, the carpark and centre are closed, with no facilities provided. Please park in the village and use the bridleway path to access the gorge.

Please note that the car park closes half an hour after the Museum and Visitor Centre.

Book a Cave Tour

Life In The Ice Age Cave Tour

£6.00 - £9.00

Join an expert guide on a tour of Robin Hood Cave, the largest of all the caves at Creswell Crags. Discover what Creswell Crags was like during the last Ice Age. Who was here? What was here? What were they doing? How do we know? Find out the answers to these questions and many more in a fascinating tour that lasts about an hour.

Rock Art Cave Tour

£6.00 - £9.00

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

WITCH MARK TOUR

£6.00 - £9.00

New for 2019. Hundreds of protective marks, known as Witch Marks, have been discovered at Creswell Crags. This is believed to be the largest collection ever found in the UK. Join our tour guide for a unique opportunity to discover the most recent secret revealed at Creswell Crags

HYENA'S DEN TOUR

£6.00 - £9.00

New for 2019! Dare you explore deep into the hyena's den? Learn the story of Eric, our baby Hyena skeleton that was unearthed after 42000 years in the ground, right here at the Crags! Explore his home, Pin Hole Cave, and see live archaeology still in situ!

New online booking system coming soon, for bookings onto our cave tours at present, please call the visitor centre on 01909 720378

Rules and Regulations

We welcome intrepid explorers and your safety is extremely important to us. To ensure everyone has a happy and safe trip to our caves, we have a set of rules which we ask all visitors to adhere to:

  • Children under 5 are not permitted in the caves, and children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All visitors must be willing to wear a helmet when in the caves, and must consent to the caves being secured from the inside while the tour is in progress.
  • Unfortunately dogs are not allowed in the caves unless they are support dogs. In this instance we ask that you let us know in advance so that we can make appropriate arrangements.
  • Cancellations made 48 hours in advance are entitled to a full refund (unless it is a private group booking, as we may not be able to recover staff costs).
  • Visitors must report to the front desk a minimum of 10 minutes before the start of their tour. We will always try to accommodate late arrivals by booking visitors onto the next available tour, but please be aware that on busy days there may not be any available spaces.
  • We have cave spiders at Creswell Crags. Whilst large, they are harmless. If you have a severe phobia, please alert a member of staff.

Pin Hole Cave & Collection

Bats

Pin Hole Cave & Collection

New for 2019! Exclusive tour of Pin Hole Cave. Experience a rare opportunity to explore one of our longest caves, which still contains undisturbed archaeology. Unearth the history and discover the archaeology of Creswell Crags. This tour includes a visit to our Collections Store where we keep the unique items discovered on this site.

This tour is only available on special occasions and for pre-booked group visits.

This is a working archeological space which will be of particular interest to specialist groups.

Casual clothing and sensible shoes essential. Contact us for more details.

Bats

We are extremely proud to be the home of a number of species of bat. As part of our commitment to Bat Conservation, there will be periods during the roosting season where we need to restrict access to some caves. Please check our website for more information about cave tours.