Welcome to the Dean Heritage Centre

UPDATE June 2021

The Museum, Coffee Shop, Gift Shop & Gruffalo Trail are open Thursday to Sunday 10am to 3pm. (Parking is FREE but the Car Park Gates will be closed by 4pm)

Don't forget that it's Father's Day on the 20th.  All Dad's can get in FREE with a child (or two!).  If you're stuck for a Father's Day gift idea then we've got some great wooden walking sticks in our shop that would make a brilliant present for those Forest walks!

It is also National Picnic Week from 19th to 27th June, so why not join in and order a picnic from our cafe to pick up and eat by our beautiful Mill Pond, or head off into the woods?


Covid-19 information

Your help is needed. 

During the current pandemic the Dean Heritage Centre had to close and as a visitor attraction and Cafe we will be affected for a long time to come.

If we had to close, the collection would be dispersed around other museums and we would never be able to recover those items.

We have no council funding for our research and collection costs but we are a community facility - holding onto and displaying our stories and artefacts from the past. Even if you cannot visit you can help ensure we continue to do this into the future.

Please help by becoming a Supporter of DHC by donating today. Even a Small amount helps.

A regular amount from £2 per month will entitle you to a season ticket, giving you free entry and 10% off in our cafe and shop. Just click here

We also have some projects we are raising money for that you might want to support. 

Go to our 'Support us' page to find out about all the ways you could help to ensure The Dean Heritage Museum Trust is able to continue to protect, preserve and share the unique history and heritage of the Forest of Dean for future generations of Foresters and visitors to this beautiful area.

Support us by playing the Forest Lottery!