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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


Simon Morriss: An exhibition of Woodland and Hedgerow

Today - 5th August 2018
Original acrylic and watercolour paintings

Held at Dean Heritage Centre in or near Cinderford


Cinderford to Lydney - A Forest Journey by Ivor Richards

4th August 2018 - 1st September 2018
A sonic journey, with creative narrative, along the railway line

Held at Dean Heritage Centre in or near Cinderford


Brass Band Heritage Weekend

18th August 2018 - 19th August 2018
A Weekend of Brass Band Heritage, featuring performances from Cinderford Brass Band

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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