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Pedalabikeaway cycle hire in the Forest of Dean

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

01594 8222170

 




About Dean Heritage Centre

Discover the story of the Forest, in the heart of the Forest.

Step out into the woodland to experience the lives of charcoal burners, traditional cottage-dwellers, and free miners. Explore a Victorian Foresters’ cottage, free mine entrance, and charcoal burners camp. An impressive waterwheel and beam engine are also on show.

Indoors the museum tells the history of a beautiful Forest formed by an industrial past. It reveals a unique culture which visitors will find hard to forget.

For families, dressing up clothes, craft activities, and trails around the museum provide plenty to occupy everyone - not to mention our brilliant adventure playground!

Enjoy a range of homemade cakes, meals and drinks in our cafe overlooking the mill pond. Picnic areas and specially built barbeques can be found around the site.

Our shop stocks a wide range of gifts, from small pocket-money items, to the stunning work of a range of local artists including the Dean Oak Cooperative, Mary Rose Young, and Victor Hugo.

We also sell charcoal produced on site during our traditional charcoal burns.

A great place to start your visit to the Forest!

An exciting programme of events runs throughout the year; please visit www.deanheritagecentre.com for full details.


2017 Opening times at Dean Heritage Centre

The Dean Heritage Centre is open throughout the year with reduced hours in winter.


2017 Admission at Dean Heritage Centre

Gift Aid Admission Prices

  • Adults: £8
  • Concessions: £7 - (60+, full-time students unemployed, disabled)
  • Children: £6 (3-16)
  • Family (2 adults and up to 4 children 5 - 16): £25
  • Children under 5 go free    

These prices include a voluntary 10% Gift Aid donation, enabling the museum to claim back 28% of the whole amount from HMRC. If you are a UK tax payer please fill in the Gift Aid form in the shop.

Non-Gift Aid Admission Prices

  • Adults: £7.20
  • Concessions: £6.30 - (60+, full-time students unemployed, disabled)
  • Children: £5.40 (3-16)
  • Family (2 adults and up to 4 children 5 - 16): £23.00
  • Children under 5 go free   


    As a registered charity your extra donation helps to provide educational activities, exhibitions, outreach, and to continue the preservation and communication of the Forest of Dean’s unique heritage. They are reliant on the support of volunteers and donors for our survival.

Exhibitions at the Dean Heritage Centre in 2017

To be announced soon.

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