City of Caves

City of Caves

Discover a hidden world beneath your feet underneath the streets of Nottingham

Explore our original and historic site with sandstone caves with our actor led tours or wander through at your own pace with our fantastic audio tour.

You will be taken on an archaeological journey under the cobbles of some of Nottingham’s most famous streets to visit a medieval tannery, a WW2 air raid shelter and up through the remnants of Drury Hill Victorian slums, where the poorest residents once lived in Nottingham’s smelliest slum, Narrow Marsh. 

Discover how Nottingham dwellers once lived and learn about their journey through the ages. See the caves as they have never been seen before, stripped back to their original historic setting and discover the logic that went into building, shaping and maintaining these fascinating dwellings. 


National Justice Museum Education offers a variety of hands-on educational activities at the City of Caves in Nottingham. Education workshops at the City of Caves provide an active and engaging learning experience and stimulate curiosity and interest with links to the school curriculum including History, Geography, Archaeology and much more!

We can offer many workshops for SEN groups across all our sites actually as long as these are booked in advance. City of Caves does not have wheelchair access, however, due to its nature.

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The well-structured tours and exercises they completed really stretched their understanding and knowledge of rock formation…it was also a good exercise for students to build relationships and boost their social skills, a perfect educational outing!”

Mark Briggs, Geography teacher, Aldercar Community Language College

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Venue Address: 
Drury Walk, Upper Level, Broadmarsh Shopping Centre
intu Broadmarsh,
United Kingdom
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0115 988 1955
0115 993 9811 (Education)

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