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 enthusiastic 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.

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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. Please contact us to arrange your school visit. 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.


Discover how our ancestors used the cavern 2000 years ago, by digging up the answers in our archaeological dig.

Please specify if you would like the use of our classroom when booking. A perfect private teaching space. Activity packs can be sent to you via email upon booking.