Creswell Crags Museum & Prehistoric Gorge
Crags Rd, Creswell, Worksop S80 3LH, UK
About Creswell Crags Museum & Prehistoric Gorge
Creswell Crags is a spectacular magnesian limestone gorge with a honeycomb of caves that were occupied during the last Ice Age on the border between Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire. The caves provided shelter for nomadic humans between 55,000 and 10,000 years ago, and stone tools, worked bone items and the remains of animals found there give some evidence about the lives of our ancestors.
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