BEER QUARRY CAVES
Guided Tours of 2,000 year old man-made caverns
Tel:01297 680 282
EX12 3 AS
The caves are open every day at 10:00am until Monday 31st October 2022.
Today's Tours Start at 10:30, 12:30 and 14:30.
Numbers on the tours will be limited and BOOKING IS PREFERRED so please pre-book tours by ringing 01297 680 282. If you don't book the tour may be full and unfortunately you will not be able to go. If bookings get full we will try to conduct more tours. The caves are cool – please wear something warm.
N.B. In exceptional circumstances Tour times may vary. (This now HIDDEN for Desktop, Tablet and Mobile)
Child 5 to 16 years and over 65 years £8.00.
Family 2 adults + 2 Children £30.00.
Under 5’s FREE.
John Scott F.R.S.A.
At 1.50pm Monday 13th July the caves founder John died peacefully at home in Fore Street. He was so proud of being a genuine Beer Boy, born in the house called ‘Golspie’ in the Higher Meadows. As a boatbuilder for Harold Mears he had a hand in building most of the working boats currently on Beer beach. He saved the Quarry Caves from being dynamited and lost for ever, and spent half his life running the Caves on a shoestring for the benefit of the thousands of people who have visited them since the 1980s. RIP John – see his video of the caves at the bottom of this page.
BOOKING IS PREFERRED – Please Pre-book tours by ringing 01297 680 282.
Our guides will take you on an hour long tour through the vast man-made complex of underground caverns with their mighty halls of vaulted roofs and pillars of Beer Stone which have been likened to a vast underground cathedral.
See for yourself the methods used to quarry and deliver the huge blocks of stone, the working conditions, the hardships endured and the dangers faced daily by the work-force using only the light from a flickering tallow candle and you may never again see a famous building with the same eyes.
The caves are cool so please bring warm clothing and it’s best to arrive at least 10 mins before the tours start.
Useful Quarry Facts
Alice In Wonderland – 3rd June, 12.30pm & 4.30pm
This summer The Common Players encounter Lewis Carrol via Monty Python and welcome you to the madness and mayhem of Wonderland!
Expect larger than life characters, puppets, live music, dancing and lashings of absurdity.
Tim Smit – Director , Eden Project, Bodelva, Cornwall.
Really fascinating and entertaining.
A great insight into local and national history.
Hitchin, Herts – 28/10/2019.
Excellent Tour. A fascinating look into time gone by.
Well worth a visit.
Sidmouth – 28/09/2019.
(The ponchos were very much appreciated).
Glasgow – 02/08/2019.
Borth, Wales – 10/07/2019.
Pitched to both adults and children.
Hampshire – 21/06/2019.
Great tribute to the past!
Essex – 08/05/2019.
History preserved underground.
Seaton – 18/04/2019.
Very interesting and also very moving.
London – 24/10/2018.
Learn something new every time so worth more visits. Thanks.
Sidmouth – 29/09/2018.
Aukland New Zealand – 15/08/2018.