Montage of events at Treak Cliff Cavern

Carols By Candlelight 2023 

This year’s Carols by Candlelight is planned to take place on Saturday and Sunday throughout December from the 9th (the last event is on the 24th). However, it will only be bookable on the website from the 1st of September. We hope to see you there!

Experiences and Activities

Polish Your Own Blue John Stone

This is an activity which runs during selected school holiday periods. You select, prepare and polish a slice of Blue John Stone to take home. Also includes the self-guided smartphone audio tour.

This is bookable via the online booking page


Gary Ridley holding a piece from the newly discovered vein

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

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 more information please see the main Blue John Experience page.

To reserve a place please go to the main booking Page.

Discovering Blue John Stone

Discover your own Blue John in our mines.

Carols by Candlelight — Treak Cliff at Christmas

Booking is available Online ONLY and tickets will be available nearer the date, so do check our booking page

Carols By Candlelight Events take place at weekends in December.

Our popular Piano Accordionist will provide unique accompaniment for familiar Christmas carols. The Witch’s Cave is lit with hundreds of real candles, and a Christmas tree and fairy lights create a lovely Festive atmosphere. Singing is for about an hour, with mince pies and mulled wine served afterwards in the Cavern entrance, where you can enjoy the museum and shop.

Please note that Santa will not be here as he has moved into a Grotto in Castleton Visitor Centre!

2023 dates for both Carols by Candlelight have yet to be confirmed

Click here to visit the main Booking Page to reserve your place!

Treak Cliff Cavern by Candlelight at Chrsitmas

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

Treak Cliff Cavern by Candlelight at Chrsitmas

This is a new event and we hope you will enjoy it !

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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