Blue-John Cavern and Mine | Day Out With The Kids

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Blue-John Cavern and Mine

  • Castleton
  • Indoor
  • Ages 0-12
  • Caves and Mines

Attraction Information

The Blue John Cavern is steeped in history and old mining equipment is on view inside the cavern. Guided tours are conducted through the cave system at short regular intervals. Each tour lasts 45 minutes to 1 hour during which time a series of magnificent natural water worn caverns are seen.

Blue John can be seen in its natural state along with stalactites, stalagmites and huge caverns. The trip is a great educational experience for young and old alike.

See the Waterfall Cavern and the Grand Crystallized Cavern with its multi-coloured dome. Visit Lord Mulgraves Dining Room where his Lordship entertained miners, and where fine veins of Blue John can be seen in their natural state in the limestone. Stand in the Variegated Cavern approx. 200 feet high and 30 feet wide.

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Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 17:00

Monday to Friday 09:30 - 15:30
Saturday to Sunday 09:30 - 16:00


General Admission
Adults: £12.00
Kids: £6.00
Seniors: £9.00
Family (2 adults, 2 kids): £32.00

Travel & Contact Information


Mam Tor, Castleton, Derbyshire, S33 8WA, England

Phone number

01433 620638



Click here to visit Blue-John Cavern and Mine's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

No, there are no toilets available.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

Blue-John Cavern and Mine has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.

Blue-John Cavern and Mine has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

Blue-John Cavern and Mine has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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