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Best Caves and Mines In Sheffield

We've rounded up the best caves and mines in Sheffield in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 14 Sheffield caves and mines to pick from.Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including museums and art galleries, or tourist attractions. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the caves and mines we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Peak Cavern

  • Castleton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

Peak Cavern - unravel the deep dark mysteries of the Devil's Arse and step into the unique world of Peak Cavern. Unusual rock formations, the eerie s...

Speedwell Cavern5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Castleton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

Speedwell Cavern takes you on an incredible underground journey by boat. Enter the inner world of the underground cave system in the heart of the Pea...

Treak Cliff Cavern5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Castleton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

Treak Cliff Cavern in an underground wonderland of stalactites, stalagmites, rocks, minerals and fossils. Home to Blue John Stone, a rare form of Flu...

Creswell Crags5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Worksop
  • Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

Creswell Crags is an ancient limestone gorge honeycombed with intriguing caves and smaller fissures. Cool stone tools and remains of animals found in...

Blue-John Cavern and Mine

  • Castleton
  • Indoor
  • Caves and Mines

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...

The Heights of Abraham5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Matlock Bath
  • Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

Welcome to one of the Peak District's oldest and most popular days out, an attraction where stunning natural beauty is matched by human achievement a...

Temple Mine

  • Matlock Bath
  • Indoor
  • Caves and Mines

The Peak District Mining Museum and Temple Mine are related attractions either side of the road, with a great combo ticket discount scheme to encoura...

Peak District Lead Mining Museum

  • Matlock
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Peak District Lead Mining Museum gives you a great chance to explore the fascinating history of the lead mining industry in Derbyshire, and of the fa...



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National Coal Mining Museum5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Wakefield
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Go on an adventure 140m underground at the National Coal Mining Museum. It’ll give the family a chance to see a century old tradition usually hidden...

Poole's Cavern & Country Park4.5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Buxton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

For centuries, curious visitors to Buxton have explored and marvelled at the natural subterranean world that is Poole's Cavern! Known as the ‘First W...

Air Raid Shelters

  • Stockport
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

Air Raid Shelters Stockport, gives you and the kids the opportunity to come and experience life as it was during a 'black out' in wartime Britain, su...

Nottingham Castle Caves

  • Nottingham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

Beneath the Castle a labyrinth of manmade caves and tunnels continue to tell the turbulent story of this historic site. Come along for a memorable to...

City of Caves5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Nottingham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

At City of Caves discover a hidden world beneath your feet underneath the streets of Nottingham. Explore original sandstone caves with the actor-led...

Mother Shipton's Cave

  • Knaresborough
  • Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

Behold the hidden powers of the magical water in Mother Shipton’s Cave that turns all it touches to stone! Get ready to discover the wonders of Engla...

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