Reigate ‘Caves’ are in fact two sets of mined tunnels, originally excavated for the extraction of silver sand, used primarily for glass-making. The East Mine has seen subsequent use as a munitions store in World War I, beer and wine storage and as a World War II Control Centre.
The West Mine was also used for the storage of wine and beer and was an air-raid shelter in World War II. Part of it is now in use as a rifle range by a local club. Public tours are organised on Saturdays in summer months by the Wealden Cave and Mine Society.