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City of Caves

High Pavement, NOTTINGHAM, Nottinghamshire, NG1 1HF

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City of Caves will bereopened on 25th July with enhanced health and safety measures in place. Please select the 'Website' button for details.


Please note: the main entrance has moved from the upper mall in intu Broadmarsh to the bottom of the steps at the back of Nottingham Contemporary.

Opening times
Thursday - Monday | 10am - 5pm

City of Caves is part of a hidden maze of over 500 original sandstone caves underneath the streets of Nottingham dating back to the dark ages.

Take a tour to investigate the social history of the caves and learn more about the events that once happened inside these fascinating underground dwellings. As part of your visit you will see the only medieval underground tannery in the country, head to the Anderson air raid shelter where thousands of people sought refuge during WWII and explore the remnants of Drury Hill Victorian slums.

Audio Tours:
Monday – Friday: 10:30am to 5:00pm. Last admission 4pm
Excludes school and bank holidays

Performance Tours:
Saturday: Doors open at 10.00am to 5pm. First tour 10:30am, last tour 4:00pm
Sunday: Doors open at 10:30am – 5:00pm. First tour at 10:30am, last tour at 4:00pm.
Tours last approximately 45 minutes.
Performance tours are available everyday throughout the school holidays.

Guide Prices

Admission Prices:
Adults £7.95
Under 18s £6.95 (Under 5s go free)
Over 60s £6.95
Family ticket £24.50 (max 2 adults)

Joint ticket with the National Justice Museum Saving of 20%
Adult: £16
Children: £11.95
Concessions: £14.00
Family: £48.75 (4 people, max 2 adults)

Map & Directions

Road Directions

The entrance is at the bottom of the steps besides the Nottingham Contemporary art gallery. Just a 7 minute walk from Nottingham train station, or a few minutes walk from the Lace Market tram stop. Nearest car park: Stoney Street.



  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Family Fun
  • French printed material
  • German printed material
  • Groups Accepted - Groups welcome
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals - performance tours available
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed Towards Students / Youth
  • Max group size - 100
  • Min group size - Groups welcome
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • Parking (charge) - nearest car parks are at Broadmarsh, Fletchergate and Stoney Street.
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre - accessed through the broadmarsh shopping centre

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available

Venue Facilities

  • Shop

Opening Times

* Closed Easter Sunday / 24 - 26 December / New Year's Day

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Special Offers

  • Save money when you book a joint ticket for the City of Caves and the National Justice Museum.

    Adult joint ticket £16 | Over 60s joint ticket £14 | Student joint ticket (available with a valid NUS card) £14 | Under 18s joint ticket £11.95 | Under 5s Free at both attractions. Joint family ticket for 4 people (max 2 adults) £48.75

    *The joint ticket is only valid when booked for both attractions for the same number of people. Book online on the National Justice Museum website.

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