Montage of events at Treak Cliff Cavern

 Corona virus Statement, 4th July 2020

Treak Cliff Cavern will re open on Saturday 4th July 2020, with some changes!

After operating in more or less the same way for 75 years, the Corona virus pandemic has forced us to amend our operations for the business to survive. The tours of the Cavern have become Self-Guided Audio tours on your own Smart phone via an App and delivered via Blue tooth beacons through the cave. This is just the start of using new technology, so we can welcome visitors back whilst meeting government restrictions and guidelines!

You will need to book on line to be sure of reserving your own Social Bubble timed entry slot. We will accommodate walk-in visitors where we can, and contact details will be required. If we are fully booked walk in visitors will be turned away. Book your tickets now to avoid disappointment!

Social distancing measures are in place throughout the site, which we ask you to adhere to for the protection of everyone, and you may need to queue for the shop, or to look in the museum.

We look forward to seeing our visitors, but do contact us if you have any questions at all.


News, Activities and Events at Treak Cliff Cavern

The Polish Your Own Blue John Activity is available, preferably booked as an ‘add on’ after you book your Cavern tickets at £4.50 per stone. 

The Carols By Candlelight event is subject to relaxation of the Social Distancing rules, and may go ahead as usual or may adapt accordingly. It is uncertain at this time, but we will keep this page updated. 




Polish Your Own Blue John Stone 

PLEASE NOTE: unfortunately this activity will not be available on the dates of the Carols by Candlelight events – please see the dates below.

This is an activity which is available to book throughout the year – every day between 10am and 4pm – (3pm in the winter months) – when people of all ages can, with the help from our friendly workshop staff, select, prepare and polish a slice of Blue John Stone to take home.

Preferably pre booked as an ‘add on’ after you have booked your Cavern Entrance tickets.

These prices start at £4.50 but vary depending on the Blue John stone you choose from our wide selection.

Gary Ridley holding a piece from the newly discovered vein

Choose a piece of Blue John from a huge selection for polishing

Self Guided Audio Tour with Polish your own Blue John Stone Christmas Tree Decoration or Window Hanger : visitors can polish and take home their very own Blue John Christmas tree decoration or window hanger.


Our skilled craftspeople will guide you through the processes of creating your own unique Blue John decoration in our visitor workshop area. This Activity is bookable as a separate Experience on the booking page from September 2020.

The Blue John Experience

A truly unique, “hands-on” experience enables you to work with Treak Cliff Cavern family and staff to get really involved with this unique stone.

Learn about the geological formation of caves within the Peak District National Park and  meet the family who own and care for the mine.

Go prospecting for your own piece of Blue John stone underground in the mining areas, here at Treak Cliff Cavern. Our expert craftspeople will guide you through polishing your selection and you’ll also be able to choose additional pieces from the workshop to make into a window hanger and a piece of silver-mounted jewellery.

Places are strictly limited by dates and places available. For booking information please see the main Blue John Experience page.

Discovering Blue John Stone

Discover your own Blue John in our mines.

Carols by Candlelight and Festive Lunch

Carols by Candlelight is our popular annual Christmas underground singalong.

The sessions tend to start at midday and last for around an hour. Admission includes mulled wine and mince pie afterwards but soft drinks and biscuits also available if preferred.

A guided tour and a present for younger ones from Santa are also included in the ticket price.
Please note that this is a ‘singalong’ event, not a concert.

Tickets will available to book on line from September 2020 Government Guidelines permitting

Light Festive Lunch

A light festive lunch MAY also available exclusively for Carols by Candleight visitors and can be booked in conjunction with a ticket for the main Carols by Candelight event.

To see what was available last year, click here to view the 2019 Festive Fayre Menu (PDF – opens in new tab).


Treak Cliff Cavern by Candlelight at Chrsitmas

Join us at Christmas for our festive underground singalong, when the cavern appears even more magical!

Treak Cliff Cavern by Candlelight at Chrsitmas

This is a popular event so please book early because spaces are limited.

The new Treak Cliff Cavern Interpretation Centre is part-funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development - to upgrade the visitor offer, by providing new toilets, heritage and interpretation centre. Project reference number: 101006.

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