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Grimes Graves

Grimes Graves

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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 Grim’s Graves by the Anglo-Saxons. It was not until one of them was ...

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About Grimes Graves

Grime’s Graves is the only Neolithic flint mine open to visitors in Britain. This grassy lunar landscape of 400 pits was first named Grim’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 9 metres (30 ft) by ladder into one excavated shaft to see the jet-black flint.

Set amid the distinctive Breckland heath landscape, Grime’s Graves is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a habitat for rare plants and fauna.

Recently added opportunities

Community Outreach Volunteer
Organisation role · Flexible hours
Thetford
Community Outreach Volunteer
Community Outreach Volunteers will help us engage more people off site by attending local festivals, fairs or community groups, taking Grimes Graves on tour! Posted by Grimes Graves
Youth Engagement & Learning Volunteer
Organisation role · Flexible hours
Thetford
Youth Engagement & Learning Volunteer
Youth Engagement & Learning Volunteers will support our Youth programmes, from our Youth Advisor Panel and Learning Days, to exciting new Film Projects! Posted by Grimes Graves
Saturday Storytelling Club Volunteer
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Thetford
Saturday Storytelling Club Volunteer
Saturday Storytelling Volunteers will support our brand new Storytelling Club, bringing our Childrens Story 'Midnight Flint' to young people across the region.Posted by Grimes Graves
Grimes Graves Handling Collection Volunteer
Organisation role · Flexible hours
Thetford
Grimes Graves Handling Collection Volunteer
Handling Collection Volunteers will support us by facilitating our brand new Handling Collection of recreated Neolithic Artefacts at Community Events. Posted by Grimes Graves
Grime's Graves Tour Guide Volunteer
Organisation role · Flexible hours
Thetford
Grime's Graves Tour Guide Volunteer
Join us as we reopen Grime's Graves as a Tour Guide Volunteer, helping us bring the stories of Grime's Graves to life! Posted by Grimes Graves

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