Buxton Road, Castleton, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 8WP, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1433 620571
Email: treakcliff@bluejohnstone.com


Events at Treak Cliff Cavern

   Abandon Normal Devises (AND) Festival - Castleton and Treak Cliff Cavern Thurs 21 - Sun 24 Sept 2017 
AND Festival 2017 is a roving biennial of new cinema, digital culture and art, which will be based in the heart of the Peak District between the 21-24 September. Across four days, the festival will see a host of site-specific installations, world premieres and performances take-over the village of Castleton. From satellites to neutrino observatories, fossilisation to free-fall, this year’s programme will reveal the earth’s layers, from the drone’s eye view to the sunshine-deprived depths of subterranean bunkers, exploring themes of verticality and deep time in a series of provocative reflections on the earth. 
 Digital Dark Ages - Treak Cliff Cavern // 21-24 September //
 Tours running daily What if, in the far future, we cannot read the electronic documents, images and multimedia files, that proliferate our worlds today? Digital Dark Ages is an exhibition exploring the possibilities and challenges we face when preserving our digital lives for future generations. Set under the earth, in a world built around industry and knowledge-excavation, a selection of internationally recognised artists have been invited to think about how meaning is transferred and preserved in the long-term. Experimenting with the ways in which we keep, share and store, as well as how the tools we use to record and capture are already changing us in the present day, Digital Dark Ages proposes a series of uncanny reflections on what is fast becoming the new normal. 
Guided tours through Treak Cliff Cavern lasting 45 minutes will run across the Festival with introductions to to each of the art installations and time to stop for questions. 

Tickets are available on the AND Festival website at www.andfestival.org.uk/tickets  

"Polish your own Blue John Stone" is an activity usually available through school holidays when people of all ages can select, prepare and polish a slice of Blue John Stone to take home.

Very popular are the "Carols by Candlelight" at Christmas time when advance booking is essential. 
telephone bookings by calling 01433 620 534

Carols By Candlelight 2017 - 
tickets are now on sale!
scroll down for dates and further details

Watch out for the Easter Bunny during our annual ''Easter Egg Hunt''. Free chocolate eggs for all children.

Please see details below.

Telephone for information about all our events to avoid disappointment. 

For Christmas Carols. 

Please note that this is a 'singalong' event. 

Please allow plenty of time to reach the caverns before the event starts.

Please be aware of relatively steep access up to the concert chamber and there is no wheelchair access to the cavern.

Take a look at our risk assessment if you are unsure of the effort involved and fitness required. 

Please call us on 01433 620 534 with any questions and /or to book tickets for the carols. Be aware that ticket numbers are limited.

Regarding dogs, with regret that we do not allow dogs at the Carols By Candlelight due to the nature of the event in one place for an hour.
Dogs are still welcome on site, and staff will be on hand to watch over your dog while you enjoy the carols

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Polish Your Own Blue John Stone 

Saturday 22nd July 2017 to Sunday 3rd September 2017
 Saturday 21st October 2017 to Sunday 5th November 2017 


Carols By Candlelight!
a festive singalong underground

Saturday 9th December 2017 
Sunday 10th December 2017 
Saturday 16th December 2017 
Sunday 17th December 2017 
Saturday 23rd December 2017 
Sunday 24th December 2017

Prices for Carols by Candlelight 2017 :
Adults  £12.00
Children £6.00
under 5s free

All Carol events are at 2.00pm and last for approx 1
hour with free mulled wine and mince pie afterwards. 
soft drinks and biscuits also available if prefered.
A guided tour and a present for younger ones from Santa are
also included in the ticket price.

Tickets are available from September 1st 2017
To book please telephone 01433 620 534


Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday 31st March 2018 10am -4pm 
Sunday 1st April 2018 10am - 4pm 
normal daily admission fees apply