City of Caves is part of a hidden maze of over 500 original sandstone caves underneath the streets of Nottingham dating back to the dark ages.  This subterranean family attraction offers a journey back in time - come along and discover what lies beneath ...

Investigate the social history of the caves and learn more about the events that once happened inside these fascinating underground dwellings. As part of your visit you will see the only medieval underground tannery in the country, head to the Anderson air raid shelter where thousands of people sought refuge during WWII and explore the remnants of Drury Hill Victorian slums.


General Admission Prices:

Adults: £8.75
Under 18s: £7.65 (Under 5s go free)
Students: £7.65
Over 60s: £7.65
Family ticket £26.95 (max.2 adults)
Joint adult ticket with the National Justice Museum: £17.60
Joint family ticket with the National Justice Museum: £48.77 (4 people, max 2 adults)

These prices include a  donation to Gift Aid, should you wish to make one. As we are a small charity, Gift Aid helps us to maintain the fascinating National Justice Museum and it’s collections, together with the historic City of Caves and an award-winning learning programme benefiting thousands of children and young people.

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 Opening Times

Thursday - Monday

10.00am to 5.00pm


10.00am to 5.00pm


Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 24-26 December and 1 January


Access Information

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 snap shot of our caves and other caves around Nottingham.

Facilities: Visitors can use toilets in the National Justice Museum, just a short walk away. There are also various cafes and places to eat within walking distance.

To discuss any access requirements that you may have in advance of your visit please contact the customer services team on 0115 952 0555 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Garner's Hill
(bottom of the steps next to the Nottingham Contemporary)


Contact Details

T:  0115 9520555
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