Dean Heritage Centre, Forest of Dean

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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

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


  • 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

Dean Heritage Centre, Forest of Dean
Camp Mill
Forest of Dean
GL14 2UB



General information


01594 822170

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