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Clearwell Caves are now a working mining museum where visitors can see impressive caverns with geological and mining displays. Iron ore from the Caves has been used over many centuries to make tools, weapons and machinery. Some forms of the iron ore occurs in powder form, red, yellow, purple and brown ochre; they are highly valued as pigments and still mined at Clearwell Caves. The iron mines are an important part of the Forest of Dean's history and environment.
For thousands of years iron ore has been mined at Clearwell Caves. You can still meet a Free Miner here; men whose ancient birthright entitles them to dig for minerals within the Hundred of St Briavels and the Royal Forest of Dean.
Information on Clearwell Caves , Clearwell , Coleford
|Opening Times:||Daily, 1 Mar to 31 Oct, 10:00-17:00.|
|Admission:||Adult £5.80, Child (5-16) £3.80, Child (under 5) Free, Concession £5.30, Family (2+2) £17.30. Group rates available.|
|Location:||Follow brown tourist signs from Coleford town centre.|
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