Grimes Graves | Day Out With The Kids

Grimes Graves

Thetford, Norfolk, England

Attraction Information

  • Caves and Mines icon Caves and Mines

Ages: 0-12

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

At Grimes Graves today, visitors (10+) can descend 9 metres (30 ft) by ladder into one excavated shaft, an unforgettable experience: the only Neolithic flint mine open to visitors in Britain. A grassy lunar landscape of over 400 shafts, pits, quarries and spoil dumps

Visitors can use a hard hat and descend into one of the shafts to see the radiating galleries at the bottom and the marks made by the antler picks of the original miners.

Try to catch one of the flint-knapping demonstrations (with the knapper in costume wearing only animal skins!).

Plus the small exhibition area illustrates the history of this fascinating site.


  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


The Exhibition Building, Lynford, Thetford, Norfolk, IP26 5DE, England


Click here to visit Grimes Graves's website
01842 810656

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Please see website for details


General Admission
Adults from £4.60
Kids (5-17) from £2.80
Family from £12.00

More Information

Guest suitability

There is an age limit of 10 years of age for going down the mine shaft