Events at the Dean Heritage Centre
Gruffalo's Child Woodland Trail Launch - Friday 29th March - Monday 1st April.
The Gruffalo will be here to open the brand new Gruffalo's Child woodland trail.
Following the success of the Gruffalo woodland trail, our talented onsite chainsaw carvers will be creating a magical trail based on the 'Gruffalo's Child'. Written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, the book has been read to millions of children across the globe.
Why not bring the kids to Meet the Gruffalo and take part in fun 'hands on' activities.
The gruffalo character will be onsite from the 29th March until the 1st April. The woodland trail will be available throughout 2013.
Discover the Wheel! - Friday 15th until Sunday 24th March 2013
Nine days of interactive activities, as part of National Science and Engineering Week, to explore and discover inventions and discoveries in the Forest of Dean.
Come and celebrate the invention that drove the industrial revolution in the Forest of Dean. The Wheel!
Without it life just wouldn't be the same.
- Follow the wheel trail and find out how it shaped the Industrial Revolution.
- Discover our Beam Engline in Gallery 5.
Coleford Through the Ages: Friday 15th March until Sunday 2nd June 2013
This map exhibition charts the development of the town of Coleford from the 13th Century until the present day.
It is also a tribute to Gordon Clissold, who was a founder member
of the Dean Heritage Centre. He researched, compiled and drew many of the maps on display in this exhibition.
If you are interested in seeing the original maps, please contact the Gage Library for an appointment on 01594 822170 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Easter Holiday Activities: Monday 25th March until Sunday 7th April
Walk our Brand new Gruffalo's Child Woodland trail!
Can you find the treasure by following our Faerie trail?
Our younger visitors can follow our Easter bunny trail
Community Art Exhibition
Saturday 2nd March until Sunday 14th April 2013
The Dean Heritage Centre is passionate about promoting the Forest of Dean´s past, present and future. This Community Art Exhibition has provided us with the opportunity to support and encourage local artists.
We have received work from an extensive cross section of the community. The backgrounds of the contributors include art graduates and teachers, established artists and people returning to art after retiring. The works submitted have covered a wide variety of mediums, subjects and schools of art.
The Centre was astounded by the response as well as by the high calibre of artworks submitted. The exhibition has been a great opportunity for artists of all abilities to participate in a community project at the Centre.
This exhibition is a celebration of the artistic talent in the Forest of Dean and surrounding areas and we enjoyed viewing the creativity of local people. It is great to debut some work from people who have not previously exhibited their art work in a public setting.