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
"A really rich and vibrant collection. Helped to educate me on the Forest of Dean!" Spring 2014