School Visits

COVID-19 Update: We are unable to accept school bookings at the current time, please see our website home page for more information.

A flight on the cable cars is just the beginning of a school trip to the Heights of Abraham. With two guided cavern tours available to learn about geology and mining practices, as well as a fossil exhibition and two further exhibitions on social history in the local area, we aim to make a learning day out as fun as it can be!

Free Educational Resources

New for 2020, we have been working hard over the winter developing some exciting new schools packages, tailored to suit whatever learning objectives and subject matters that a school may require. We have produced some new learning worksheets with the help of local teachers to ensure that your class get the best learning experience possible. These are free to download and we would love you to use them pre, during and post-trip.

These are due to be complete by Easter, so for now please use our current sheets.

Cable Car Ticket School Group Prices 2020

SCHOOL PUPILS        £8.50 PER PUPIL

TEACHERS                FREE (one per ten pupils)

To make your booking, please click the link below and fill in our booking form.

Opening Dates 2020

From Saturday 21st March 2020, in line with government guidance, The Heights of Abraham will be temporarily closed. We will continue to follow official guidance from the UK Government and Public Health England and will re-open when authorised to do so. Please see our Coronavirus Information page  for more details.

Travelling by Train? 

If your school trip is coming from Derby or Nottingham, or anywhere along the Derwent Valley Line, you might like to consider travelling by train. Group rates are available on the train when you book in advance, and groups can save up to 26%. See this Derwent Valley Line schools sheet for more information. 

Health & Safety

We want your school to have a great and memorable day out with us, however we understand that teachers need to do a lot of pre-visit health and safety assessments. We have put together a risk assessment to help you with your plans. Please feel free to download it below.

Teachers are also welcome to come for a free pre-visit trip to see for themselves what their school trip will entail. Please phone 01629 582365 if this interests you.

The Heights of Abraham was built over 230 years ago for the enjoyment of Georgian tourists. When the show caverns opened up in the 1800s, the ex-miners didn’t take into account the needs of 21st Century visitors. Some areas of the grounds are steep and uneven, so you may need to keep your class under close supervision to avoid any scrapes and scratches! Accidents do happen no matter how hard you try to avoid them, so we have several trained first aiders on site to help you when an incident occurs.

Risk Assessment