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Witch Marks: Fear and Superstition in the Seventeenth Century at Creswell Crags
Friday, 24 January 2020,  3.00pm -  4.30pm
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Creswell Crags Museum & Heritage Centre
Crags Road, Welbeck
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S80 3LH

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Witch Marks: Fear and Superstition in the Seventeenth Century at Creswell Crags

8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31 January 2020    3pm - 4.30pm 

A unique opportunity to learn more about the superstitions and beliefs behind the mysterious protective markings discovered in the caves at Creswell Crags in 2018.

A short talk will delve into the way people saw the world in the 17th century, covering religious beliefs, the persecution of “witches”, and some of the folklore surrounding caves and evil spirits. Tea and coffee will be provided during this time.

The talk will set the scene for a walk out into the beautiful limestone gorge at dusk, to see the site of the village located in the gorge in the 17th century, and visit the cave with the largest concentration of Witch Marks in the UK. In the cave, you will get to see the Witch Marks for yourself, and get a glimpse of the now inaccessible tunnels and passageways which have been covered in the protective marks by the 17th century residents of Creswell Village. The tour will then return to the Visitor Centre at approximately 4:30pm.

There will be opportunities to take photos at every point of this tour.

Please note that the walk to the site of the village and the cave is 10-15 minutes from the Visitor Centre, and so suitable footwear and outdoor winter clothing is advised. A helmet with a lamp will be provided for the cave tour; the return to the Visitor Centre will be after sunset, so this shall also be used to light the path on the return walk.

Before the tour, there will be an opportunity to visit our permanent exhibition on our Ice Age discoveries at Creswell Crags, with artefacts found in the caves. Tea and coffee will be available from the Library from 2:30pm, but not after the tour, as the Centre will have closed. Please note that the shop and café will not be open during this event.

Not suitable for under 5s, not recommended for under 10s.

Please note that there are access issues in terms of a ten minute walk out to cave along gravel paths, a flight of stairs into the cave, and wooden steps and a low ceiling inside the cave.

Tickets are only availble via Eventbrite and must be pre-booked - there will be no tickets available on the door.

If you would like more information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01909 720 378 but note we cannot take bookings over the phone.

Witch Marks: Fear and Superstition in the Seventeenth Century at Creswell Crags

8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31 January 2020    3pm - 4.30pm 

A unique opportunity to learn more about the superstitions and beliefs behind the mysterious protective markings discovered in the caves at Creswell Crags in 2018.

A short talk will delve into the way people saw the world in the 17th century, covering religious beliefs, the persecution of “witches”, and some of the folklore surrounding caves and evil spirits. Tea and coffee will be provided during this time.

The talk will set the scene for a walk out into the beautiful limestone gorge at dusk, to see the site of the village located in the gorge in the 17th century, and visit the cave with the largest concentration of Witch Marks in the UK. In the cave, you will get to see the Witch Marks for yourself, and get a glimpse of the now inaccessible tunnels and passageways which have been covered in the protective marks by the 17th century residents of Creswell Village. The tour will then return to the Visitor Centre at approximately 4:30pm.

There will be opportunities to take photos at every point of this tour.

Please note that the walk to the site of the village and the cave is 10-15 minutes from the Visitor Centre, and so suitable footwear and outdoor winter clothing is advised. A helmet with a lamp will be provided for the cave tour; the return to the Visitor Centre will be after sunset, so this shall also be used to light the path on the return walk.

Before the tour, there will be an opportunity to visit our permanent exhibition on our Ice Age discoveries at Creswell Crags, with artefacts found in the caves. Tea and coffee will be available from the Library from 2:30pm, but not after the tour, as the Centre will have closed. Please note that the shop and café will not be open during this event.

Not suitable for under 5s, not recommended for under 10s.

Please note that there are access issues in terms of a ten minute walk out to cave along gravel paths, a flight of stairs into the cave, and wooden steps and a low ceiling inside the cave.

Tickets are only availble via Eventbrite and must be pre-booked - there will be no tickets available on the door.

If you would like more information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01909 720 378 but note we cannot take bookings over the phone.


creswell crags witches marks event.jpg

Location

Creswell Crags Museum & Heritage Centre
Crags Road, Welbeck
WORKSOP
S80 3LH




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