Spectacular cave tours

From £4.50/pupil
Poole's Cavern 45 mins Guided

Workshop Overview

Have you ever been so deep underground it’s as if you’ve been taken back in time? At Poole’s Cavern experienced guides will lead you as you explore a space filled with history and scientific interest. Many visitors have found refuge in the huge underground caverns on the edge of Buxton. From stone age cave dwellers, Roman jewellers, medieval robbers, 16th century queens to Victorian visitors. Whether your focus is on the science of rocks and fossils, ancient history, the water cycle, environmental studies, history of tourism or paleo-biology: Poole’s Cavern can offer a bespoke learning experience.


Stone age / Pre-Roman Britain / Roman Britain / Local history study


Rocks and fossils / fossilisation / mixtures and solutions


Speaking and listening to an experienced and professional cave guide.


The water cycle

Practical information

Below are some useful documents to help you plan your visit. On confirming a booking with us we will email out copies of the below documents along with further information about each activity. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.


We aim to make the booking process as simple as possible. The best place to start is to complete our enquiry form by clicking on the link below...

Our suggested themed itinerary

Why not make a full day of your visit to Buxton by combining up to 3 different workshops visiting multiple venues to suit your requirements and learning outcomes.


Drop off at the old Thermal Baths, welcome and safety briefing


Meet Mary the Buxton Well Woman and sample the famous Buxton waters

11:00 AM - ROMAN BUXTON (Buxton Museum)

Watch the puppet story of a Roman soldier brought from Portugal to serve in Britain and help them save money for their retirement.

12:00 PM - LUNCH BREAK (Buxton Town / Poole's Cavern)

Travel via coach (or on foot if you’re not too hungry!) to Poole’s Cavern and Country Park to take lunch and prepare for the afternoon’s adventure!

1:15 PM - SPECTACULAR CAVE TOUR (Poole's Cavern)

Join an expert cave guide to explore the spectacular ancient Poole’s Cavern cave system

2.15pm - End of day
Collection at the coach park at Poole’s Cavern or a brisk walk back to the train station.

Contact us

Please complete the form below if you have an enquiry. We'll reply as soon as possible, usually no more than 48 hours after receipt. If you'd prefer to email or call direct please contact us on learn@buxtoncrescenttrust.org or 07929 316270


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