Come and enjoy the history and mystery of these impressive ancient mine workings. We invite your group to share the experience of discovering winding passageways and large caverns where iron ore has been won by miners for over 4,500 years. Groups are led by experienced and enthusiastic guides who will combine excitement with an understanding of these fascinating workings.
From the very first days the Caves opened to the public in 1968 we have taken groups underground. Educational groups in particular are a speciality, we provide exciting guided trips and caving activities for many schools, primary and secondary, as well as for colleges and universities. The elements of education and fun are balanced to suit the group’s interests or projects. Subjects can range from: how the miners worked; cave formation; local geology; limestone; iron; Victorians; child labour in mines; to simple elements such as underground, light and dark, rocks etc, or a physical adventure activity.