City of Caves to Reopen
The City of Caves, the popular attraction about subterranean Nottingham, is set to reopen on 11 February 2012.
The attraction has been closed since May last year as the Broadmarsh Shopping Centre, where it is home, undertook redevelopment work.
Now the upgrade to the is ready for completion the attraction has been given the go ahead to open it’s doors to the general public again.
It’s been an intriguing 12 months for Nottingham’s caves with the recent University of Nottingham led survey of all the city’s caves. Using the latest technology, the survey has been able to show a 3D flythrough of the different limestone caves around the city, some of which are currently inaccessible.
The reopening of this much loved attraction is a welcome sight. Performance tours of the caves tell the story of how caves were used throughout history dating as far back as Anglo Saxon times, as slums in the Victorian era and recently as air raid shelters during World War II.
Taking an hour or two to complete, the indoor attraction is a great option at this time of year for family days out and can easily be incorporated with a joint ticket to the Galleries of Justice Museum.
A short distance away in the Lace Market area of the city is Nottingham Contemporary with free contemporary art exhibitions should you want to extend your visit to Nottingham.
Be prepared at the City of caves though, you will be required to wear a hard hat and the flooring is quite uneven under foot, posing a little bit of a challenge for people with mobility issues.
From here, it will be interesting to see how the promotion of Nottingham’s caves develops in tandem with the City of Caves and the recent caves survey.
For more information about purchasing tickets to the City of Caves, please contact The Galleries of Justice Museum on 0115 952 0555.