Cheddar Gorge - National Trust

Cheddar Gorge - National Trust
Cheddar Gorge
BS27 3QF




01934 742 343

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Geological features at Cheddar Gorge, Somerset.
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Cheddar Man Museum of Prehistory explores 40,000 years of British pre-history, with demonstrations of Stone Age survival skills and beautiful cave art.

Venue Type:

Museum, Prehistoric site

Opening hours

Every Day
September - June: 1030-1630 Daily
July & August: 1000-1700

Closed: Christmas Eve & Day

Admission charges

(2011) Adults £17.80 Children £11.50
Buys 'Caves & Gorge Explorer' Ticket which includes
Cheddar Man Museum of Prehistory, Gough's and Cox's Caves, Open Top Bus Tour through Cheddar Gorge.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Festival of Archaeology 2014: Cave people in Cheddar Gorge

  • 12 July — 31 August 2014 *on now

Our ancestors came to the caves in Cheddar Gorge at the end of the Ice Age 14,700 years ago and hunted the wild horses by stampeding them over cliffs. Cave guides, dressed in deerskins, demonstrate the Stone Age survival skills of flint knapping and fire-making and talk about the artefacts and human and animal bones excavated from Gough's Cave. Other activities, on most days, include 'cave painting', dig boxes, dressing up, making pinch pots, quiz sheets and colouring sheets. No booking necessary, activities included in 'Explorer ticket'.


Please check all Festival of Archaeology 2014 event dates, times, booking and admission charges before visiting.