From pre-school to PHD, Poole's Cavern has it all for an educational, fun and stimulating experience.

From Stone age cave dwellers, Bronze age burial and Roman rituals to Medieval robbers hideout, 16th century explorers Victorian visitors right up to 21st century cave science Poole's Cavern has a fantastic story to tell.

Our expert guides will tailor each cavern visit with your pupils and your learning requirements so whether your focus is on Stone Age, Rocks and fossils, the water cycle, environments through to tourism studies or paleo -biology. We can provide a bespoke learning experience.

Educational Group Rates 2021

Adult £9.00
Children (5 to 16) £4.50
Students and OAPs £8.00

Teachers, classroom assistants and support staff are free.

Please contact us to discuss your school visit and we can tailor your day to meet your requirements. Provisional bookings can be reserved to suit your time and preferred visits date and confirmed by phone or email when you have made all of your arrangements

No booking fee or deposit required, we will invoice your school after your visit.

The cavern is open all year for pre-booked groups of 10 or more from 9:30am until 5:00pm. Guided tours leave from the visitor centre every 20 minutes throughout the day. Early evening tours can also be booked by special arrangement.

N.B Discount group prices are not available for evening groups, normal rates apply.

After visiting Poole's Cavern yesterday with my Year Three class I am writing to let you know how well the visit went. The children thoroughly enjoyed their excursion underground and learned a great deal. They are now real geology and cave enthusiasts! Can you pass on my thanks to our guide Steve who explained things to the class so well and at a level that all the children understood. The facilities at the cavern were excellent and the staff were all most helpful . It is certainly a visit I shall happily repeat in the future.

Yours sincerely Andrew Helliwell,
Year Three class teacher

Teacher's Resource Packs

Risk Assessments and Resource packs for KS 1&2 can be downloaded here, for more information please contact us on 01298 26978 or email

Primary Resource Packs

Group Visits - Beyond the Cavern


With 100 acres of beautiful woodland to explore, orienteering trails from beginner to expert way-marked trails leading to a hilltop viewpoint and a fascinating history from the stone age to stone quarrying there's lots to see and do in the woods.

The trails are perfect for teacher led walks to Solomon's Temple viewpoint overlooking Buxton with interpretation panels or book a session with our partners at Outdoor Genius for an organised outdoor activity.


Interactive archeology display. Discover how our ancestors used the cavern 2000 years ago and try out our archaeological dig. Come face to face with an iron age cave dweller.

Classroom study room for groups to use for a private teaching space please enquire for booking this room. To compliment the cave tour we now have a brand new audio visual presentation room for educational visits.