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Take your pupils underground for a guided tour through one or both of our illuminated show caverns to see fascinating geological features and learn the story of the miners who worked here.
Learn about the secret lives of trees and how they talk to each other. You can also hire this space for your own outdoor classroom lessons whilst visiting the Heights. (See Woodland page for details).
Our film theatre, located in High Falls next to the Rock Shop plays two short films continuously. The first tells the story of the cable car construction whilst the second film presents a geological story of the caverns creation and a virtual tour through them.
You can't beat fresh air and open spaces to let off steam. The Heights has two adventure play areas, great picnic spots and woodland trails to ensure your visit is a great success. Use our interactive map to plan your visit in the classroom before you arrive.
The Heights is an all weather attraction with two indoor exhibitions telling the history of the estate and how the early Regency and Victorian owners made the Heights a fashionable place to visit two hundred years ago!
A visit to the Heights isn't just a fun day out, a visit can be linked to many subjects including Geography, Geology, English, Science and Design and Technology.
We have put together an educational visit specific risk-assessment to assist with planning your trip to the Heights.
School visits are welcome on any operating day. We are open between 10:00 - 16:30 and recommend you allow at least three hours for your visit. School pupils qualify for a special rate of just £11.00 per pupil and one staff member is admitted free for every ten pupils. All school visits must be booked in advance by clicking below.
We have a range of worksheets and activity resources available for teachers to use during a visit to the Heights. We're adding new ones all the time. Follow the link here to view and download worksheets currently available.
Children love the experience of travelling by train and there are great travel discounts for School Groups visiting the Heights. Groups of 10 or more can Save 26% on Train Travel along the Derwent Valley Line between Derby and Matlock. East Midlands Railway operate trains every hour between Derby and Matlock on the Derwent Valley Line, calling at Matlock Bath. The Heights of Abraham is just a five minute walk from Matlock Bath Station.
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