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In December 2017 a new viewing platform was opened at 1st/2nd Europa Advance Batteries, Europa Advance Road, to provide greater access to the World Heritage Site without damaging the fragile archaeological deposits. The caves themselves are subject to an annual quota of visitors because of their archaeological sensitivity.
From the viewing platform there is a spectacular view of the whole World Heritage Site, from the sea caves to the highest point of the Rock at O’Hara’s Battery by the top of the Mediterranean Steps footpath and nature trail. There are interpretation panels on Neanderthals and the Gorham’s Cave Complex, information on the history of the Strait of Gibraltar, and on our exceptional natural heritage. In addition to the interpretation panels, the Gibraltar Museum has specialist staff on site who look after visitors and explain directly the values that they are observing from this unique location.
Mondays to Fridays, from 10.00hrs to 14.00hrs
Special arrangements to open additional hours will be made for organised groups by prior appointment. Please email neanderthals @gibmuseum.gi or telephone (+350) 200 74289.
Access is free to Gibraltar Identity Card holders; there is a small charge for other visitors.
There is parking on site for a small number of vehicles.
The viewing platform is accessible for people of all abilities.
Gorham’s and Vanguard Caves are spectacularly sited on the eastern shore of Gibraltar, and visiting them is a very memorable experience. However, they are moderately difficult/difficult to access on foot. No visits are allowed within 48 hours of bad weather, and visits may have to be postponed at short notice if the weather is adverse.
Areas of the sea cave complex that can be visited and numbers of visitors allowed may vary from time to time. The standard tour, for up to 7 people, is to the entrance of Gorham’s Cave, but not inside, in order to protect the fragile archaeological deposits. All visits must be escorted by guides from the Gibraltar Museum.
In 2018 tours down to the sea caves will be available between 1st July and 31st October, weather permitting. There will be one tour a week on Friday mornings.
Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis, and there may be a waiting list.
There is a small charge for visitors.
To book a tour, please email neanderthals @gibmuseum.gi
Please read the Vsitor Advice Note here.