Creswell Crags Museum and Education Centre

Creswell Crags Museum and Education Centre
Creswell Heritage Trust
Crags Road
Welbeck
Worksop
Nottinghamshire
S80 3LH
England

Website

www.creswell-crags.org.uk/

E-mail

info@creswell-crags.org.uk

Telephone

01909 720378

Fax

01909 724726

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
A view from the interior of a large cave looking out to trees growing outside it
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Creswell Crags is a picturesque limestone gorge honeycombed with caves and smaller fissures. Stone tools and remains of animals excavated from the caves by archaeologists provide evidence for a fascinating story of life during the Ice Age between 60,000 and 10,000 years ago. The Museum and Education Centre at the eastern end of the gorge provides displays and interactive resources which bring this story to life.

Venue Type:

Museum, Library, Heritage site, Historic house or home, Prehistoric site, Archaeological site

Opening hours

February-October
Every Day 10.00am-17.30pm
November-January
Sundays Only 10.00am-16.30pm

Closed: Monday- Friday November-January

Admission charges

The Creswell Crags site and entry to the museum building is free. A charge is made for site tours and some events. Parking £2 (Donation).

Discounts

  • English Heritage

Additional info

The Museum has just developed a partnership with Chesterfield Shopmobility and can now offer an electric scooter called 'Rundle' for visitors who otherwise would find it difficult to walk around the site.

The collection comprises archaeological objects which have been excavated from the caves. These include Old Stone Age flint and quartzite artefacts plus large and small mammal bone collections from the cave excavations.

Collection details

Archaeology

Key artists and exhibits

  • The display 'Age of Ice' provides an introduction to the Ice Age and explores the evidence from Creswell which helps us to build a picture of the environment more than 10,000 years ago. A mixture of real and replica artefacts are used, supported by interactive displays and an audio visual presentation.
  • John and Val Lord regularly run Ice Age skills workshops at the museum where visitors can test their own Ice Age skills by making stone tools and rope.
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.
photograph of astronomers

Astronomy Evening

  • 27 October 2014 7:30-9:30pm

Join award-winning Astronomer, Paul Money, as he reveals more about the amazing night's sky in the stunning surroundings of Creswell Crags.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Tickets cost £7.00 per person and are available by calling reception on 01909 720 378.

Website

http://www.creswell-crags.org.uk/Whats-On/Events/2014/10/astronomy_evening

Flint

Ice Age Zoo: Handling Collection

  • 30 — 31 October 2014 11am-3pm

Lions, hyena and wolves all roamed the gorge during the Ice Age. Join us to find out more about these amazing animals.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.creswell-crags.org.uk/Whats-On/Events/2014/10/ice_age_zoo_handling_collection

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.
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