Grime's Graves - Prehistoric Flint Mine

Facilities

Facilities at Grime's Graves - Prehistoric Flint Mine

  • Parking

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    Free car park, containing 50 spaces. Located approx 500 metres from site entrance. Additional charged parking at Lynford Stag picnic site (not managed by English Heritage).
  • Food And Drink

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    Vending machine which sells tea, coffee and hot chocolate. Small selection of snacks and ice cream is sold in the summer.
  • Picnic Area

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    You are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy anywhere on site, especially in the sheltered hollows of the old flint mine shafts. There are also benches located in front of visitor centre and shop.
  • Shop

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    Shop selling a range of English Heritage gifts, including guidebooks, toys, garden and countryside-themed items.
  • Toilets

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    Two port-a-loos, no baby changing facilities.
  • Exhibition

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    A small introductory exhibition in the visitor centre includes information about Neolithic mining, a virtual tour of the mines and landscape, and touchable reproduction Neolithic tools.

  • Gardens

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    Set amid the distinctive Breckland health landscape, the whole 96 acres is a site of Special Scientific Interest. The area contains over 400 backfilled flint mines, has a habitat of rare and distinctive plants and animals. The flowers are particularly attractive from April to July.  Extensive wildlife includes butterflies, rabbits, deer, birds of prey, foxes etc.

    There is lots of space to run around here. Ball games are allowed and it is a fantastic place for kite flying!

  • Family Friendly

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    Baby Changing Facilities

    No baby changing facilities on site.

    Play Areas / Adventure Playground

    There is lots of space to run around here. Ball games are allowed and it is a fantastic place for kite flying!

    Push Chairs Allowed

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  • Commercial Photograph And Filming

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    English Heritage welcomes amateur photographers to our sites and we hope you will share your pictures of your visit with us on social media.

    If you are looking to use one of our sites for commercial, corporate or professional photography or as a filming location, please contact our filming team as soon as possible to check availability and acquire the relevant permissions and paperwork.

    Due to the delicate nature of our sites, English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.

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