The Dean Heritage Centre
Gateway to the Forest of Dean

The Gruffalo Trail
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Attractions
 

The Dean Heritage Centre is the perfect place for a fun, family day out. With five acres to explore, the centre has something for everyone and a variety of interesting and unique attractions set against a spectacular forest backdrop.

 

Events
 

With a full programme of special events, exhibitions and art shows, there's always something new and exciting to interest, inspire or surprise you.




Education
 

The Centre offers a range of fun and interactive workshops for schools and groups throughout the year. Learning packages can be tailored to meet all of your school requirements.


Museum
 

With around 20,000 artefacts, 5 onsite galleries, outdoor displays, a research library and guided tours on offer, the museum tells the story of the Forest from the Ice Age to the present day.


Charity
 

The Centre is a registered charity and your donations help us to provide educational activities, events, exhibitions and community outreach to preserve the unique history and heritage of the Forest of Dean.

Easter 2014 Special Launch Weekend

Room on the Broom Woodland Trail!

See a brand new woodland trail based on the much loved children's book, Room on the Broom.The trail opens for Easter 2014.

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What is the Dean Heritage Centre

The Dean Heritage Centre is one of Gloucestershire's leading attractions. Set across a stunning and fully interactive five acre site, the 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; a reconstructed Victorian cottage; a charcoal burner's camp; an adventure 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.


What you say...

"Yesterday we brought our grandchildren to the centre to see Father Christmas. He was the best FC we've visited in years. He had a lovely conversation with our granddaughter, much to her delight. Thank you, FC, you've earned your mince pie!" 2013

“I would like to say thank you to both you and your team for making our trip run smoothly and enjoyable. The children loved walking and finding the next instalment of the Gruffalo Trail. It really made the story come alive! They also loved being able to let off some extra steam in the adventure playground before continuing on to explore the rest of the centre.
The Staff and I can highly recommend a visit to Dean Heritage again and look forward to arranging another trip with you again.”

Jo Trigg, Bright Horizons Preschool