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City of Caves

Upper Level, Broadmarsh Shopping Centre, Nottingham, NG1 7LL
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City of Caves


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
Children £6.95
Concessions £6.95
Family ticket £24.50 (2 adults, 2 concessions or 1 adult, 3 concessions)

Joint ticket with the National Justice Museum Saving of 20%
Adults: £16.00
Children: £11.95
Concessions: £14.00
Family pass: £48.75 (2 adults, 2 concessions or 1 adult, 3 concessions)

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Enter the Broadmarsh shopping centre from the Low Pavement entrance (at the end of Bridlesmith Gate). Take the escalator down to the first floor and the attraction is immediately on the left hand side.



  • 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

Venue Facilities

  • Shop

Provider Preferences

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

Payment Methods

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

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available

Opening Times

City of Caves (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 17:00

* 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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intu Broadmarsh Shopping Centre, Nottinghamintu Broadmarsh houses a wide range of high street names like, Dorothy Perkins, BHS, Argos and Ernest Jones. Add to that a wealth of independent retailers and you’re sure to bag a bargain.

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