Dean Heritage Centre, Forest of Dean

Dean Heritage Centre, Forest of Dean
Camp Mill
Soudley
Cinderford
Forest of Dean
Gloucestershire
GL14 2UB
England

Website

E-mail

General information

info@deanheritagecentre.com

Telephone

01594 822170

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
DHC building
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The Dean Heritage Centre is one of Gloucestershire's leading attractions. Set across a stunning and fully interactive five acre site, the centre protects and preserves the unique history and heritage of the beautiful Forest of Dean.

With a wide range of things to do and see, including five onsite galleries exploring the history of the Forest from the Ice Age to the present day; a reconstructed Victorian cottage; a charcoal burner's camp; an adventure playground; chainsaw carving demonstrations; a variety of animals, an onsite gift shop and cafe there's always something new and exciting to interest, inspire and surprise you.

With a full programme of special events, exhibitions, art shows and educational workshops across the year, it's a great day out for all the family.
Home of the Room on the Broom woodland trail for 2014.

Venue Type:

Museum, Garden, parklands or rural site, Gallery, Industrial heritage site, Heritage site, Archive

Opening hours

Summer 10am - 5pm (BST)
Winter 10am - 4pm (GMT)
Open Bank holidays except 24th - 26th December
Open New Year's Day 11am - 4pm

Closed: 24th - 26th December

Admission charges

Adult £4.90
Concession £4.20
Child £2.50
Family Ticket £14.00
Members: Free
Discounts for group bookings

Discounts

  • Museums Association

Additional info

Our library is open to the public by appointment.

Includes archaeology, natural history, geology, industrial history, coal and iron mining, agriculture, costume, social history, friendly societies, library and archives.
Key artefacts include a working 19th century beam engine, a collection of 18th century longcase clocks, a 3-dimensional geological model of the Forest of Dean and an extensive archive and photographic collection about the Forest of Dean.

Collection details

Agriculture, Archaeology, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Industry, Land Transport, Natural Sciences, Personalities, Photography, Science and Technology, Social History, Trade and Commerce

Key artists and exhibits

  • Sopwith geological model
  • Voyce longcase clocks
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
cinderford war memorial

Home Front Dean

  • 2 — 3 August 2014 10am-5pm

Learn about Life in the Forest of Dean during the First World War and view our
exhibition in collaboration with the Forest of Dean Local History Society.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Standard centre admission

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