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Historic Site:Grime's Graves Prehistoric Flint Mine

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Grime's Graves Prehistoric Flint Mine

Grime's Graves Prehistoric Flint Mine

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Grime’s Graves is the only Neolithic flint mine open to visitors in Britain. This grassy lunar landscape of 400 pits was first named Grime’s Graves by the Anglo-Saxons. It was not until one of them was excavated in 1870 that they were identified as flint mines dug over 5,000 years ago. A small exhibition area illustrates the history of this fascinating site. Visitors can descend nine metres by ladder into one excavated shaft to see the jet-black flint. Note: Under 5s not allowed into the mine shaft.

English Heritage PropertyFacilities for educational visitsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Disabled accessFacilities for hearing impaired

Wear sensible shoes.


Adult £3.40, Child £2, Conc £3.10, Family £8.80


IP26 5DE


See location of Grime's Graves Prehistoric Flint Mine on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TL 815908  Lat: 52.48518 Long: 0.67238

By Road:
Take the A134 to Lynford.


  • English Heritage PropertyEnglish Heritage Property
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

Wear sensible shoes.