Educational Visits at the City of Caves in Nottingham

School Visits to the City of Caves, Nottingham

Did you know there are hundreds of man-made sandstone caves underneath the streets of Nottingham?

Take an archaeological journey under some of Nottingham’s most famous streets and explore how these sandstones caves have been used over time as you investigate the social history and geography of Nottingham.

Schools can explore some of these famous caves at the City of Caves heritage site and visitor attraction and take an interesting archaeological journey under some of
Nottingham’s most famous streets.

The City of Caves consists of a medieval tannery, WW2 air raid shelter and the remnants of Drury Hill Victorian slums. Tours reveal the true stories and events that once happened inside these caves. Activities for schools explore how these sandstones caves have been formed and used over time.

Curriculum links for school visits include Local History, Geography and Science with topics such as rocks, geology, settlement, uses of caves and earth science being covered.

Education workshops are available for Key Stage 1, 2 and 3 and provide a hands-on memorable learning experience that will stimulate curiosity and
interest. Interactive activities for schools and groups include Cave Detectives, Cave Explorers, Nottingham Rocks and Creating Caves.

These sessions are facilitator-led by the experienced NCCL learning team. Students are encouraged to explore the site and discover answers for

How to book your visit to the Caves:

Tel: 0115 9939 811


Group in the Caves

“The well-structured tours and exercises they completed really stretched their understanding and knowledge of rock formation…it was also a good exercise for students to build relationships and boost their social skills, a perfect educational outing!”

Mark Briggs, Geography teacher, Aldercar High School