- Caves and Mines
Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)
Venue type: Indoor, 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 Allowed
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available On-site
- Pushchair Friendly
Getting There and Contact Information
The Exhibition Building, Lynford, Thetford, Norfolk, IP26 5DE, England
Click here to visit Grimes Graves's website
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Please see website for details
Adults from £4.60
Kids (5-17) from £2.80
Family from £12.00
There is an age limit of 10 years of age for going down the mine shaft