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Peel Street Cave Tours at Cave City: Nottingham Underground Festival

Peel Street, NOTTINGHAM, Nottinghamshire, NG1 4GR

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Peel Street Cave Tours at Cave City: Nottingham Underground Festival

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11 May 2018 - 10.15am, 12.45pm, 3pm
12 May 2018 - 9am, 11.30am, 2pm
13 May 2018 - 9am, 11.30am, 2pm
Peel Street - meeting place outside the Arboretum cafe just inside the Arboretum from the Waverley Street entrance
Tickets: £7.95 plus booking fee

**THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT**

Nottingham City Museums and Galleries are pleased to present an exciting opportunity to explore Nottingham's largest cave system, which has not been open to the public in many years.

Rouse's sandmine off Mansfield Road was created between around 1780 and 1810 and has many fascinating original features created by James Rouse, as well as its later uses as a Victorian and early 20th century tourist attraction, and Second World War air raid shelter.

Nicknamed the Mammoth Cave because of its vast size and winding passages, which make this cave system a labyrinth, this is a unique experience unlike any other cave tour in the city.

Nottingham's City Archaeologist, Scott Lomax, will lead tours of this cave system and will provide a fascinating history of the caves, revealing many little-known facts and anecdotes.

The tour will last approximately one hour, with an additional twenty minutes safety induction prior to entering the cave.

The meeting place will be outside the Arboretum cafe just inside the Arboretum from the Waverley Street entrance.
This tour is not suitable for anyone aged under 12. Those aged under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

It is essential that all participants wear suitable, flat-soled footwear with good tread. Warm clothing is also recommended due to the slightly cool temperature within the cave. Hard hats and torches will be provided. The cave is entered via concrete steps and is not suitable for those with limited mobility. If you have any concerns regarding whether any medical condition could be a problem, please contact Scott Lomax at scott.lomax@nottinghamcity.gov.uk
 

In celebration of Nottingham’s 800 caves, #CaveCity invites you to explore this mysterious terrain which has lain beneath the city for hundreds of years. With tours, talks, activities and experiences throughout the city, including some of the city's lesser known cave locations, please visit the Cave City: Nottingham Underground Festival page for a full list of events, or check out the festival itinerary to plan your weekend

To follow all the subterranean happenings on social, use the tag #CaveCity!

Guide Prices

Tickets are £7.95 plus booking fee.
The meeting place will be outside the Arboretum cafe just inside the arboretum from the Waverley Street entrance.
This tour is not suitable for anyone aged under 12. Those aged under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

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