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Museum - Industrial:Clearwell Caves - Ancient Iron Mines

Museum - Industrial

Clearwell Caves - Ancient Iron Mines

Clearwell Caves - Ancient Iron Mines

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The Rocks,
GL16 8JR


Mr Jonathan Wright


Selected as the 'Best Family Attraction in Gloucestershire for 2003' by the Good Britain Guide, see why when you discover where ochre and iron ore has been 'won' for over 5,000 years - from the Neolithic period, to the present day. There are nine impressive caverns for visitors to explore with mining and geological displays throughout. Excellent gift shop and tempting tearoom to visit afterwards. Picnic area. Ample free parking Adventurous visitors can book 'Deep Level' visits, a caving activity arranged for small groups.

At Christmas, the Caves are decorated and transformed into a special family event, ' A Christmas Fantasy'.

Open 10.00 am to 5.00 pm daily from 1st March to 31st October. Other months, weekends only.
Christmas Fantasy 1st - 24th December.


Adult Ticket £4.50
Child Ticket £2.80
Concession Ticket £4.00
Deep Level Caving £12.00
Family Ticket - 2 + 2 £12.90
Senior Citizens Ticket £4.00


See location of Clearwell Caves - Ancient Iron Mines on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SO 577082  Lat: 51.77106 Long: -2.61431

One and a half miles south of Coleford town centre. Follow Brown Tourism signposting from Coleford
OS Grid Ref: 50576082


  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
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