These unique and remarkable neolithic flint mines are the earliest remaining major industrial site in Europe. Using antlers as picks, prehistoric miners sank shafts and tunnels deep into the ground following seams of flint. It is possible to descend by a series of ladders to the bottom of one of the shafts to see how flint was extracted. A small exhibition area gives the site's history.
Facilities – at a glance
Assist dogs allowed
- Parking onsite
- Parking nearby
- Exhibition area only; mine shaft is not accessible for wheelchair users
- Facilities: Ramp to visitor centre & shop, disabled parking, induction loop (inside mine)
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: Open Apr-Sep, daily 10-6; 1-30 Oct, Wed-Sun 10-5
Also in the area
About the area
The North Norfolk Coast is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and probably the finest of its kind in Europe. Here you’ll find a string of quaint villages and small towns – Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea and Cley next the Sea are 21st-century favourites, while Sheringham and Cromer are classic examples of a good old-fashioned seaside resort where grand Victorian hotels look out to sea. Further round the coast you'll find Great Yarmouth, one of the most popular resorts in the UK and packed full of amusements, shops and seashore entertainment. And let's not forget Norwich, the region's only city.
Norfolk prides itself on its wealth of historic houses, the most famous being Sandringham, where Her Majesty the Queen and her family spend Christmas. Many of Norfolk’s towns have a particular charm and a strong sense of community. The quiet market towns of Fakenham and Swaffham are prime examples, as well as Thetford, with its popular museum focusing on the TV comedy series Dad’s Army which was filmed in the area.
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