Poole’s Cavern is open all year round. We are an all weather, accessible & family friendly attraction. We are the first Showcave to be featured on Google Streetview

Explore the cavern with one of our expert guided tours

Summer Opening Times:
March - October open 9:30am - 5pm
Tours every 20 minutes

Winter Opening Times:
November - February open 10am - 4pm
Weekends: Tours Every 20 minutes
Weekdays: Tours at 10:30am, 12:30pm & 2:30pm

The Cafe @ The Cavern serves food daily from 9.30 am to 4pm

The country park woodland trails are open all hours


Visitor type





Ages over sixteen.



Ages five to sixteen.



Two adults and up to three children.

Students & Seniors


With valid ID.

Did you know Buxton Civic Association Ltd is a charity? If you're a UK taxpayer and you agree, the government will give us an extra 25% on top of your admission fee.

It's called a Gift Aid visit and it makes a massive difference to attractions like Poole’s Cavern and Buxton Country Park. Just ask at the pay desk to complete a quick Gift Aid declaration form, there's nothing extra to pay and as a thank-you we will give you free admission for a year (special events not included).

Your extra money will go towards local woodland conservation and heritage projects.

Important Info

  • Cavern tours are accompanied with a guide at all times.

  • Tours begin every 20 minutes and leave from the visitor centre exhibition area.

  • The Cavern tour is approximately 50 minutes underground.

  • The temperature underground is a constant 7 centigrade, 44 fahrenheit.

  • There are 28 steps in the Cavern no more than 10 in one place.

  • Pushchairs and child buggies are permitted in the cave.

  • There are just two low points. One located at the entrance and one located by the first set of steps. Both low points are clearly marked with 'Mind Your Head' signs.

  • Dogs are welcome in the Country Park, visitor centre and cafe - but are not allowed on the Cavern tour.

  • Photography is allowed on the Cavern tour but not tripods or video equipment.