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 BLUE JOHN EXPERIENCE
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 2020
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.
Children (5 to 15 Yrs) £6.00
Under 5’s are free
Discounted Prices / Concessions
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children £32.00 (extra children £5.50 each)
Student 16 to 18 YRS inclusive (6th form level) £8.50
Adult group rate £10.50 (minimum 10 people)
Child group rate £5.50 (minimum 10 children aged 5 to 15)
Group bookings should be booked in advance anytime from 10am to 3pm
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)
For more information about school visits including teachers’ resources and risk assessment please see the main Schools Page.
For admission to special events such as the Carols by Candlelight please see the main News and Events page.
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
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 which can be found below also provides more detailed information.
Dogs are welcome but they must be kept on a lead.
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.