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Peel Street Cave Tours

Peel Street, Nottingham, NG1 4GR

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Peel Street Cave Tours

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update
All Nottingham City Council outdoor events scheduled between now and the end of May are being either cancelled or re-scheduled to a later date. 

This includes popular events such as Robin Hood Live (4 - 5 April), and The Magnificent Spiegeltent (29 April – 17 May)

Tuesday 29 October 2019 | 2pm SOLD OUT
Friday 01 November | 2pm SOLD OUT
Monday 8 November | 2pm SOLD OUT
Friday 11 November | 2pm SOLD OUT
Friday 20 March 2020 | 2pm SOLD OUT
Tuesday 07 April 2020 | 2pm SOLD OUT
Friday 17 April 2020 | 2pm SOLD OUT


Tickets cost £10 including booking fee

Nottingham City Museums and Galleries is 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

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