Derbyshire Caving Club are now taking bookings for their autumn Open Weekend in September and are pleased to once again open Engine Vein mine to visitors after a lapse of a few years.
People will be taken down in a small group and to make the trip easier and to add to the special nature of the Open Weekend, parts of the mine are floodlit and a circular tour is arranged.
Nigel Dibben said "We are hoping we can offer trips into Engine Vein for the first time for a few years. If plans change, we will let visitors know in good time so that they have the opportunity to cancel and receive a refund of donations."
Open Days usually start at about 10 am and end at about 5 pm (last admission 4 pm).
If you are planning to visit on an Open Weekend, you do not need to bring any special equipment but you should wear reasonable footwear and clothes which are not new as they may get a bit sandy or muddy. There are steps and, for some trips, a ladder that has to be climbed so you may be well advised to contact the caving club in advance if you have limited mobility or special needs so that we can adapt the trip to suit your requirements.
Timed tickets will be available for booking before the Open Weekend but you can also get your ticket at any time on the day, giving you an opportunity to take a walk before you visit the mine.
To book timed tickets online (up to midday on the Friday before or until all slots are full) visit the Derbyshire Caving Club website.
The charges for admission are:
The current prices for Open Day visits are:
* Adults: £8
* Seniors (65+): £6
* Children: £4
* Family (1 full adult + 2 children): £14
* Family (2 full adults + 2 children): £22
Open Day hotline 07766 857480.