Creswell Crags Museum and Heritage centre

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Crags Road Welbeck
S80 3LH

  • Phone: 01909 720378

Creswell Crags is a picturesque limestone gorge honeycombed with caves and smaller fissures. Stone tools and remains of animals excavated from the caves by archaeologists provide evidence for a fascinating story of life during the Ice Age between 60,000 and 10,000 years ago. The Museum and Education Centre at the eastern end of the gorge provides displays and interactive resources which bring this story to life.

Further information

Opening Hours:

February and October Every Day 10.00am-16.30pm March-September Every Day 10.00 am - 17.30 pm November-January Weekends Only 10.00am-16.30pm Closed: Monday- Friday November-January


The Creswell Crags site and entry to the museum building is free. A charge is made for site tours and some events. Parking £3 (Donation). Exhibition Entry £3 adults, £2 concessions, children (under 16) free Ice Age Cave Tour £9.00 adults, £7.50 concessions, £6.00 children Includes exhibition entry Rock Art Cave Tour £9.00 adults, £7.50 concessions, £6.00 children Includes exhibition entry March to September only Combined Ticket (Both Caves) £13.50 adults, £11.25 concessions, £9.00 children Includes exhibition entry March to September only


  • English Heritage

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Education facilities available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Parking for coaches
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Picnic area
  • Refreshments
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Shop
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas
  • Wheelchairs available for loan

Facilities information:

The Museum has just developed a partnership with Chesterfield Shopmobility and can now offer an electric scooter called 'Rundle' for visitors who otherwise would find it difficult to walk around the site.


  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • CD-ROM guide available
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Foreign language leaflet or brochure available
  • General guide to collections available
  • Guided tours
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Public access available to collections information
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
  • Touch exhibits

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