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Dean Heritage Centre

The history of the Forest from the Ice Age to present day; the Gruffalo woodland trail, a reconstructed Forester's cottage; a charcoal burner's camp; a woodland playground; cafe & gift shop.

Attraction in or near Cinderford


Description

Set across a stunning and fully interactive five acre site, the Dean Heritage 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.
  • Set in a Heritage Mill building on five acres of woodland, overlooking a scenic Mill pond
  • The Gruffalo woodland trail
  • a reconstructed Forester's cottage with cottage garden
  • an authentic Victorian school room
  • a charcoal burner's camp
  • a woodland playground
  • Chainsaw carving demonstrations
  • 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.


Opening Times

  • Summer Opening Hours: 10am-5pm
  • Winter opening Hours: 10am-4pm
  • Last admission one hour before closing time
  • Open on all Bank Holidays except 25th-26th December
  • Open New Year’s Day: 11am-4pm

Features

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Attraction
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Disabled toilets
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Families
  • Group Activities
  • Heritage
  • Museum
  • Nature
  • Off-Road Parking
  • On-site catering or Cafe
  • Rainy Days
  • Wheelchair access

Location

Soudley
Nr Cinderford
Gloucestershire
GL14 2UB
O/S Ref: SO 665 102

Enter your start address:

From the A48, Gloucester to Chepstow road, take B4227 to Lower Soudley.

  • Cinderford

Awards


Events


Local Schoolchildren FREE

25th July 2019 - 26th July 2019
If your child attends a primary school in the Forest of Dean they can have free entry

Held at Dean Heritage Centre in or near Cinderford


Summer Holiday Fun

29th July 2019 - 30th August 2019
Activities for children throughout the holidays

Held at Dean Heritage Centre in or near Cinderford


The Pirates of Penzance

4th August 2019
An outdoor performance of this popular opera

Held at Dean Heritage Centre in or near Cinderford


Live Wild in the Woods

24th August 2019 - 26th August 2019
3 days of den building, fire making, animal tracking & wild fun!

Held at Dean Heritage Centre in or near Cinderford


Prices

Gift Aid Admission Prices

  • Adult: £8.00
  • Concession: £7.00 (60+, F/T students, unemployed, disabled)
  • Children: £6.00 (3-16 years) Under 3: FREE
  • Family (Two adults, two children, 3-16): £25.00
  • Family (Two adults, 3 children, 3-16): £30.00

Non-Gift Aid Admission Prices

  • Adult: £7.20
  • Concession: £6.30 (60+, F/T students, unemployed, disabled)
  • Children: £5.40 (3-16 years) Under 3: FREE
  • Family (Two adults, two children, 3-16): £23.00
  • Family (Two adults, 3 children, 3-16): £28.00

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