South Street Caves

Dorking Cave Tour

We are so pleased to welcome you back to the Cave Tours!

We will run Private Group tours at any time or day to suit you, just email caves@dorkingmuseum.org.uk with your preferred date and time.  

Spooky Tour tickets will be on sale from 1st October for 3 tours on 31st. Watch this space! 

Extra tours have been added to the schedule in October. Tickets go on sale on Monday 13th September at 2.00pm. 

For OPEN DAY tickets, click on the day and time below:

  • Saturday 25th September 2021 – 10.00am – sold out
  • Saturday 25th September 2021 – 11.00am – sold out
  • Saturday 25th September 2021 – 1.00pm – sold out
  • Saturday 25th September 2021 – 2.00pm – sold out
  • Saturday 9th October 2021 – 12.00pm – sold out
  • Saturday 9th October 2021 – 1.00pm – sold out
  • Saturday 30th October 2021 – 10.00am – sold out
  • Saturday 30th October 2021 – 11.00am – sold out
  • Saturday 30th October 2021 – 1.00pm – sold out
  • Saturday 30th October 2021 – 2.00pm – sold out

We often welcome organisations, family groups and people celebrating a special occasion. Each tour lasts about 45 minutes and is led by a trained guide who will tell you all about the history, geology and legends associated with the caves.  If you have any questions about the tours, please email us at: caves@dorkingmuseum.org.uk

Covid-19

  • Please do not attend the tour if you have any symptoms of Covid-19. 
  • If you fall ill with Covid-symptoms after attending a tour, you will need to immediately inform us so that we can inform NHS Track and Trace and alert the guides and other visitors of the need to self- isolate.
  • Masks are to be worn throughout the tour.
  • Hand sanitiser is available and all equipment is sanitised between tours. Please do not touch anything in the caves (except the handrail on the stairs), especially as we try our best to preserve the delicate sandstone walls. 
Caves Mystery Chamber
The caves are famous for having stored wine and port and all our candle bottles have a Dorking connection. Image by Sam Dawson

More details on the South Street Caves here.

South Street Caves in the Press

The Official Dorking Museum Guide Book to the Caves by Richard Selley. £2.50.

Click here to buy the book of the caves before your visit.

For centuries Dorking’s growth above ground has been mirrored by excavations below it, leaving a unique legacy of historical sites that live on in the darkness below. In a new book, journalist and Dorking Museum cave guide Sam Dawson shines a torch on the subterranean heritage of cellars, caves, bunkers and mysterious spaces that lie below the town’s streets.

In his lavishly illustrated book, “Dorking: A Town Underground”, Sam explores Dorking’s wartime civil defences, crypts, vaults, icehouses, wine and beer cellars and the rambling caves beneath our feet. Sam has been a guide in the highly popular South Street Caves in Dorking’s West Street since soon after their reopening to the public by Dorking Museum in 2015. He has spent the past three years in intense research into the other caves and underground spaces beneath the town.

The book is priced at £15.00.

Buy it online here

Surrey Life – Feb 2020
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