Creswell Crags is a picturesque limestone gorge filled with caves, located on the border between North East Derbyshire and North Nottinghamshire. A visitor attraction and museum today, Creswell Crags was once called home by a variety of Ice Age animals as well as ancient Neanderthals and Ice Age humans. With a rich archaeological record, every object housed in our museum helps to flesh out our human story.
The site acontains the only Ice Age rock art in the British Isles, holds SSSI status for its rare geology as well as Scheduled Ancient Monument status.
Travel by public transport
Creswell Crags Museum and Visitor Centre is a 25 minute walk from Creswell Railway Station. From the B6042 turn off the path on the right to walk past Crags Cottage, following the public footpath to get to the gorge.
Travel by taxi
Path to main entrance
This door has a automatic sliding entry. It slides from the left to the right. To the right of the door there is a glass panel.
Getting around inside
Ticket/ information desk
Low area of the desk is on the left-hand side of Reception, as you enter the building.
Things to See and Do
Place to eat and drink
There is lift access to lower floor and large coridoor to the education suite rooms. The door to the education rooms is 900mm.
Getting around outside
Meadow Picnic Area
The picnic area can be found at the furthest end of the Meadow from the visitor centre. The picnic tables are on a grassy area which has a slight incline from the gritted path.
Access to crags meadow and outdoor area is via the indoor lift and downstairs door. There is a bridge with more than 800mm route access to the pathway linking the building to the meadow. Visitors can also access the meadow via the woodland path which is wheelchair accessible.
Robin Hood Cave (Life In The Ice Age Cave Tour)
Church Hole Cave (Rock Art Tour)
Customer care support
We are a member of the Derbyshire County Council Access For All Scheme, with a mobility scooter that can be hired in advance of your visit. Please ring us on 01909 720378 to book. We require photo identification and a utility bill to be provided on the day of your visit. For more information on the scheme please see the link to Derbyshire County Council's website.
Emergency evacuation procedures
Customer care support