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Caves/Caverns, free entry

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The Masson Cavern

The Masson Cavern

Address

Derby Road,
Matlock Bath,
Matlock,
Derbyshire,
DE4 3NT

Details

It is said that the mining of this area began in Roman times, reaching its heyday in the 17th Century. The miners are now long gone but in emptying the ground of the rich mineral deposits, they left behind a large network of naturally formed caverns and passageways dating back millions of years. Now, regular guided tours allow you to retrace the footsteps of the Miners underground, and experience the spectacular caverns they left behind.
The Great Masson Cavern.
Experience first hand our spectacular cavern system as it winds its way deep underground and into the hillside. With the help of a state of the art lighting installation your guide will take you on a fascinating journey. From the light of a single miners candle to the whole chamber being flooded with changing colours you will hear all about the caverns million year history.
The Rutland Cavern - Nestus Cavern.
Here, young and old alike can head underground to experience a day in the life of a 17th Century lead mining family. Once underground the miners tales are brought to life by John the miner, recreating the atmosphere of life underground.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Facilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Opening details

Open later at peak times.

Prices

Free entry

Free entry with your Heights of Abraham Cable Car ticket.

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    Location

    Directions

    See location of Heights of Abraham on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SK 297586  Lat: 53.12400 Long: -1.55732

    The Heights of Abraham is located in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales in the village of Matlock Bath. Travelling by car it is situated on the A6, 18 miles north of Derby. It is signposted from M1 junction 28 and A6 approach roads. There are frequent rail services from Nottingham, Derby to Matlock Bath. The cable car is a 3 minute walk from the Station. Bus services are frequent to Matlock Bath.

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Matlock Bath station

    Facilities

    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

    Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

    Parking

    • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
      • Yesis solid
    • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
      • YesHas a ramp

    Public Areas

    • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
      • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
      • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
      • YesTo the gift shop
    • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
    • YesBaby changing facilities
    • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
    • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

    General

    • YesHearing loop system
    • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
    • YesClear signage
    • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
    • YesAudible alarm system

    Entrance

    • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesEntrance is well lit

    Food

    • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
    • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
    • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
    • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
      • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
      • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
    • YesHigh chairs for children
    • YesChildren's menu

    Notes

    • Please note that where there are ramps -it is steep. Please see the following link for full details of our accessibility: www.heightsofabraham.com