Visitors taking photos at Treak Cliff Cavern

Online Booking

You can get a ticket by just turning up at Treak Cliff but we recommend that you book online to avoid queues during busy periods and also to be certain of a particular time slot.

To book online just fill in the form below. Tickets for events such as the Carols by Candlelight are made available near the date of the event itself.

The guided tour lasts approximately 40 minutes and we’re open every day except Christmas Day. 

As always, you can still purchase tickets on arrival at Treak Cliff Cavern for the next tour.

We look forward to seeing you and hope you enjoy your visit!

Please note, if you have booked online tickets with us for a specific time and you are late (or early) for the tour, don’t worry, we can get you on to the next tour available. There is no set time for the polishing activity. This normally takes around 10 to 15 minutes so can happen before or after your tour. 

Our friendly and flexible staff are there to help you make the most out of your trip to Treak Cliff Cavern.


The main info about this can be found on the main Events page. For quick reference, here are the dates and times of the events. Please note that the finish time is approximate. Tickets are on sale from September 1st 2019. Advance booking is essential. 
Adults  £12.00; Children £6.00; under 5s free

Saturday 7th December, Sunday 8th December, Saturday 14th December, Sunday 15th December 2019, Saturday 21st December, Sunday 22nd December 2019
ALL THE ABOVE ARE AT 2pm – 3pm (the singing starts at 2pm)

Tuesday 24th December 2019
THIS DATE ONLY IS AT 12.00 noon – 1pm (the singing starts at 12.00 noon)


A light festive lunch (between 12 noon and 1.30pm) is also available exclusively for Carols by Candlight visitors. The cost is £9.50 for adults and £7.50 for children and can be booked in conjunction with a ticket for the main Carols by Candlight event. Alternatively you can pre-order the lunch after you’ve bought your ticket by calling Diane on 07956 958956 but please remember that these are only available when pre-booked and pre-paid prior to the event day

Click here to view the Festive Fayre Menu (PDF – opens in new tab)

Please note that there will be no further food available on the day – all lunches are pre-bookable only – although you will be able to buy drinks. Combined meal and admission tickets are available below.

Once you have pre booked your festive lunches our catering manager will contact you to discuss your menu choices and any dietary requirements, allergies, etc and to reserve your time slot so please include the best number to contact you on when you book.


If you’d like to reserve a place on the full, day-long Blue John Experience, please visit the main Blue John Experience page.

Prices of Admission 2019

Admittance to the Treak Cliff Cavern caves is by Guided Tour only. We regret that unaccompanied visits are not possible.

Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Tours are approximately every half hour throughout the day and last around 40 minutes.
During busy periods there may be extra tours for visitors’ convenience.
Minimum 2 persons per tour.


Adults £10.50
Children (5 to 15 Yrs) £5.60
Under 5’s are free

Discounted Prices / Concessions

Family (2 Adults & 2 Children £29.00 (extra children £5.00 each)
Senior Citizen (in receipt of state pension) £9.50
Student and YHA members (with card) £9.50
Student 16 to 18 YRS inclusive (6th form level) £7.75

Group Rates

Adult group rate £9.50 (minimum 10 people)
Group bookings should be booked in advance anytime from 10am to 3pm


Primary   £5.30
Secondary   £5.50
Sixth Form   £7.50
College / University   £7.75

1 free teacher / helper admission with every 10 students
additional adults £4.00 each (complimentary tea or coffee for teachers / helpers)

SEN (special educational needs) groups – £6.00 each
SEN (special educational needs) helpers – £6.00 each

For more information about school visits including teachers’ resources and risk assessment please see the main Schools Page.

Special Events

For admission to special events such as the Carols by Candlelight please see the main News and Events page.

Opening Times

March 1st to October 31st: 10.00am – 5.00pm
The last tour is at 4.15.

Because the tour finishes at the same time as the Cavern closes for the day we suggest that visitors arrive roughly 15 to 30 minutes before the start of the last tour if they would like to take advantage of the gift shop, museum and visitor centre facilities.

November 1st to February 28th: 10.00am – 4.00pm
The last tour is at 3.15pm.

Again, because the tour finishes at the same time as the Cavern closes for the day we suggest that visitors arrive roughly 15 to 30 minutes before the start of the last tour if they would like to take advantage of the gift shop, museum and visitor centre facilities.

The Cavern is closed on Christmas Day.

We are open on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day from 12.00 noon til 4pm on both days (last tour is at 3.20pm).

At quiet times and to avoid disappointment if you are visiting on your own please call us on 01433 621 487 to check whether a tour will be running at the time you will be visiting.

General Tour Info

Unaccompanied Visits

We regret that members of the public cannot visit the caves unattended; they must be accompanied by one of our guides. This is for health and safety reasons.

Clothing and footwear

The underground temperature is 10°C (50°F) so we advise that you wear suitable clothing. The cavern floor is constantly wet due to the natural underground environment; therefore suitable footwear must be worn within the underground area. Please be aware that the most ‘sensible’ footwear can cause an individual to slip.


Due to the natural contours of the hillside above and below ground, the cavern is not suitable for wheelchairs. Walking disabled can be accommodated and extra helpers where necessary. Please phone 01433 620571 or email us for further information to see how we can help. Our Risk Assessment also provides more detailed information.


Dogs are welcome but they must be kept on a lead.

Risk Assessment

A detailed assessment of the cavern can be downloaded from the link below.
Treak Cliff Cavern Risk Assessment.


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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