The Audio tour is timed at about 45 minutes but you can spend longer or shorter time underground if you wish,. The Christmas Rocks Trail unfolds visually with the Audio Tour, so this may take you a little longer, Once you are Underground there is no rush as there is plenty of space to Socially Distance, and to pass other groups if necessary. On your return to the Cavern buildings the craftsmen will help you select a semi prepared slice of Blue John Stone for your Christmas decoration. They will show you how to rub it with different grades of abrasive paper until ready for the final stage, and supervise while you polish it to a lovely shine, glue a bail to the top, then add a string to hang it up with.
Also at the Entrance area you can enjoy our free museum, where our collection of antique Blue John treasures is displayed. and learn more about the formation, history and discovery of Treak Cliff Cavern and the family who care for it.
Our gift shop at the entrance area has lots of Blue John jewellery, and mineral specimens mined, processed and manufactured here onsite in our workshops. There are rocks and minerals from all over the world to choose from too.!
Due to the Covid 19 regulations our Cafe can only serve takeaway food and drink, and is open at weekends and school holidays only, until end of December at present.
Before you arrive, please download the Situate app from the App store then:
- select the Treak Cliff Cavern app
- enter the App and go to Settings - the icon is 3 small bars usually in the top left or top right of the screen
- select 'keep awake' or 'keep open' depending on the type of phone
- turn on blue tooth
- you can read about Treak Cliff Cavern in advance of your visit
REMEMBER you may want to bring a portable power bank, headphones or Bluetooth earpiece to use with your smartphone or tablet when you come to visit.
We look forward to welcoming you !!