Chislehurst Caves

Thirty metres below the edge of north west Kent is a maze of chalk tunnels.


The caves at Chislehurst in Kent, are a labyrinth of man-made tunnels, carved out over hundreds of years and forming a maze covering over 6 Hectares and are up to 30 metres below the homes and woodlands above.

Join a guide on a fascinating 45 minute lamp-lit tour where you can hear about the history of the caves and learn about

  • The romantic Victorian stories of the Druids, Romans and Saxons
  • The guarded munitions stores of World War I
  • Mushroom growing in the 1930s
  • The Caves being used as the largest deep air-raid shelter outside London and underground town of World War II, protecting over 15000 people every night during the Blitz
  • The haunted passages
  • The Caves during the 1950’s, 1960’s and 1970’s when they were used as a music venue for dances and concerts.

As well as guided tours the visitor centre includes a café, gift shop, picnic area and a free car and coach park.

Opening Times

The caves are open Wednesdays to Sunday, on Bank Holidays (except Christmas and New Year) and every day during local school holidays, please don’t hesitate to telephone the caves during school holidays to check.

CAVES – Open from 10am and the last tour is at 4pm.

TICKET OFFICE – Book online anytime!

GIFT SHOP – Open between 9.00am-5pm.

CAFÉ – Open between 9.00am-4pm

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