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Address: Thetford IP26 5DE, England
Phone Number: +44 1842 810656
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Neolithic flint mine

This landscape of grass covered craters is like something from Dr Who.You are allowed down a ladder to view a mine, not for the faint hearted and I think I would have turned... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This landscape of grass covered craters is like something from Dr Who.You are allowed down a ladder to view a mine, not for the faint hearted and I think I would have turned chicken if I hadn't had a class of small children waiting to follow me. When we visited the area was full of birds and butterflies and we... More 

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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this visit, it was interesting & educational. We were both really pleased we went, it's not the sort of attraction you need to visit twice, but you should definitely visit it once.

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258 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to this attraction on the way to the coast. It is quite isolated. I wouldn’t go to this attraction as a final destination as you will be disappointed. My interest in this attraction was stimulated by a large number of media programs about it. You get through a lot of countryside before you get here and when you... More 

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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Grimes Graves is a large site with hundreds of depressions which are filled in stone age flint mines. There is an information lodge with very helpful and enthusiastic staff, and we descended down a ladder into one of the excavated mines. At the bottom we could see the mine workings and crawl little way into some of them. It was... More 

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Thank AndrewD620
Bonn, Germany
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

10 meter ladder down to the caves, but you have to get on your knees into the dirt to see the caves in details. Small nice museum & shop. Very polite personal, not expensive. Amazing side, but needs to investigated further on by a science team before the side can be really exiting! Must be very interesting for very young... More 

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Thank Will J
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We had not realised the mines were out in the middle of a wood, and as a result could be understood better. Pictures do not do this place justice; reading about it is not enough. Once there it can be appreciated what an important place it was to our ancestors, and the effort they made to win the flint from... More 

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Thank Chris H
Thetford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Driving around the Brandon / Thetford area you cannot miss the amount of flint used in house and wall construction so it is interesting to find out where a lot of this flint came from. After a wander round the museum to find out about the history of the area, and the many uses made of flint, you can then... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We were lucky to be the first visitors on the day we went - so we benefitted from the knowledge of an archaeologist on staff - but anyone can soak up the interpretative info in the visitor centre - and if you take a little time to do this before climbing down you'll enjoy a fascinating deep-dive into the life... More 

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RBSmith
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40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

If you're not interested in prehistory don't bother because it will just feel like you've paid your money to climb down a ladder. If you are interested in prehistory then this is a little gem. The small exhibition gives you a good introduction to the site but being able to climb down into a 4.6 thousand year old mine is... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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166 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

The only place in Britain where you can go below ground and see where Neolithic miners worked. Think this was the mines I saw on a TV programme once. You are taken by one of the English Heritage officers to a mineshaft (very nice man, with a wealth of information), given a hardhat and then you have to climb a... More 

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