Hidden Histories

Discover our new virtual reality experience


Experience the caverns in a new way without leaving our Portal building with our brand new Hidden Histories experience that combines virtual reality with a live presenter and genuine handling objects.

Our staff will guide you through a series of 360 virtual reality experiences to places including some usually inaccessible to visitors deep underground and in our local area. Each digital experience will be followed by a physical exploration of a range of handling objects, including rocks and fossils. Learn the story of the early geologists and how their visits to Dudley’s caverns shaped how we understand the world’s geological history.

Sessions run for 30 minutes. Sessions are free of charge and can be booked online on our website.

We’re using Google Cardboard compatible VR headsets for our virtual reality experience which are recommended for ages 7 and above.

This event was made possible by ArtFund support as part of the BBC Civilisations Festival.