Cheddar Gorge - National Trust

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

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

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.

The horse hunters of Cheddar Gorge

  • 11 July — 31 August 2015

At the end of the Ice Age, 14,700 years ago, as grassland replaced the tundra, wild horses came to Cheddar Gorge followed by our ancestors, who lived in the caves. Re-enactors, dressed in deerskins, demonstrate the Stone Age survival skills of flint knapping and fire-making and show off 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, normal charges apply.


Walk around historic Cheddar

  • 23 July 2015 1:30-3pm

Discover the hidden industrial history and significant buildings of interest in the Lower Gorge and village. Led by local historic landscape and buildings researcher Sue Shaw, the 1.5 hour walk of approximately 2 miles will reveal a past that included a shirt factory, manufacture of charabanc bodies and fine paper making.


£5 per person ( all profits to Cheddar Walkers are Welcome group).


Historic landscape of the Mendip Hills

  • 23 July 2015 10:30-11:45am

Launch event of Historic England's book 'The Historic landscape of the Mendip Hills' at Cheddar Caves. Short presentations by HE author Elaine Jamieson, with other presenters -National Trust archaeologist Martin Papworth and local author Linda Carter focusing on history of Cheddar Gorge.


Cheddar Gorge - National Trust
Cheddar Gorge
BS27 3QF




01934 742 343

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