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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; animals; a charcoal burner's camp; a woodland playground; cafe & gift shop.

Attraction in or near Cinderford


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
  • 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.


General Admission Prices

Gift Aid Admission Prices

Non-Gift Aid Admission Prices

Adult: £8.00

Adult: £7.20

Concession: £7.00 (60+, F/T students, unemployed, disabled) 

Concession: £6.30 (60+, F/T students, unemployed, disabled) 

Children: £6.00 (3-16 years) Under 3: FREE

Children: £5.40 (3-16 years) Under 3: FREE



Two adults, two children (3-16): £25.00

Two adults, two children (3-16): £23.00

Two adults, 3 children (3-16): £30.00

Two adults, 3 children (3-16): £28.00



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-27th December
  • Open New Year’s Day: 11am-4pm


  • 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
  • Heritage
  • Museum
  • Nature
  • Off-Road Parking
  • On-site catering or Cafe
  • Wheelchair access


Nr Cinderford
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



Beast with Two Backs

Today - 12th March 2017
Exhibition about the filming of Dennis Potter's play

Held at Dean Heritage Centre in or near Cinderford


AdultWith gift aid - £8, without £7.20
Concession (60+, F/T students, unemployed, disabled) With gift aid - £7, without £6.30
Children (3-16 years), Under 3: FREEWith gift aid - £6, without £5.40
Family - Two adults, two children (3-16)With gift aid - £25, without £23
Family - Two adults, 3 children (3-16)With gift aid - £30, without £28
CarersFree of Charge