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Immerse yourself in the winding passageways of a labyrinthine world. Witness the lives of the people who found themselves living and working shrouded in a damp, dark but safe world.

Soak up the extraordinary atmosphere of the ancient caves carved deep beneath Nottingham’s city centre, including WW2 air raid shelters and a medieval tannery.

Admission prices

Buying a ticket

To journey around the winding passageways of Nottingham’s largest network of sandstone caves, we have a range tickets for sale online.

A word about Gift Aid

All ticket prices include a voluntary Gift Aid donation. As we are a charity, this donation enables us to share the invaluable work we do with more people. You can find out more about Gift Aid here.

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Under 18s£7.65

Under 5s



Over 60s£7.95

Family ticket - 4 people, max 2 adults


Please note: all ticket prices include a Gift Aid donation.

Save on National Justice Museum tickets

Why not buy a joint ticket offering a reduced admission price to the National Justice Museum? As well as saving money, you’ll be securing a law and justice experience like no other.

Joint adult ticket£17.60
Joint family ticket

4 people, max 2 adults


Further joint ticket options are available for under 18s and over 60s.

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City of Caves

Garner’s Hill



Get directions

How to find us

The entrance to the City of Caves is currently at the bottom of the Garner’s Hill Steps next to Nottingham Contemporary. Use the post code NG1 1HF to locate the main entrance. Please ignore the City of Caves location sign if using Google maps as this is incorrect, but cannot be changed at the moment.

By bus
Buses go to the Nottingham train station and around the city centre – both within walking distance of the caves.

By train
The Caves are located 0.7miles away from Nottingham Train Station (a 10-15 minute walk). Taxis are available at the train station.

By tram
Leave the tram at the ‘Lace Market’ stop. Go to the Nottingham Contemporary and walk down the Garner’s Hill steps to the City of Caves.

By car
From M1 north. Leave the M1 at junction 26 and follow signs for A610. Once in the city centre, follow the brown and white signs for the City of Caves.

From M1 south. Leave the M1 at junction 24 and follow signs for the A453. Once in the city centre, follow the brown and white signs for the City of Caves.

Unfortunately there is no onsite carpark. Nearest car parks Stoney Street and Lace Market car park.

Opening hours

Monday10:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday10:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday10:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday10:00am - 5:00pm
Friday10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday10:00am - 5:00pm


10:00am - 5:00pm

Opening times may change outside school holidays.

Closed 24 – 26 December inclusive, and 1 January.

Accessibility information

We have made every effort to try and make our exhibitions, facilities and services as accessible as possible to all visitors. Our accessibility page contains lots of detail to help you plan an enjoyable and comfortable visit.

If you have specific access needs we strongly advise that you contact us in advance (0115 952 0555 or so we can help you to make the most of your visit.

Due to the historic nature of the caves, they are unfortunately inaccessible for visitors who use wheelchairs or have limited mobility. We do however have a free digital presentation that includes a snapshot of our caves and other caves around Nottingham.

Please note: There are currently no on-site toilets at the City of Caves. Please ask at reception for details of the nearest facilities.

Gift shop

Our gift shop offers carefully selected mementoes that reflect the fascinating themes of our caves. Money spent in our shop goes back into our charity to support the delivery of enriching learning experiences for all.

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Find answers to the questions we’re most often asked. Including booking, language, and accessibility questions, amongst others.


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