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Events at the Dean Heritage Centre

March 2017

Put the Forest on the Map; Saturday 25th March 2017

Have you ever wondered what makes a place the way it is now? Or wished you could travel back in time and discover how your area has changed over the years?
Discover Know Your Place, the free online research tool that is putting Gloucestershire on the map. Explore your neighbourhood's heritage online through old maps, historic images and heritage data. Bring your memories and photos of the Forest of Dean to share on Know Your Place and discover the history of the West of England places we live, work and visit every day.
The friendly project team will be on hand to answer your questions, explore your area through time and, ultimately, aim to help you get to Know Your Place better.
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MUM'S FREE ON MOTHERS DAY; 26th March 2017

Treat your Mum this Mother's Day to a great day out at the Dean Heritage Centre with our special deal. Mum's can visit for free when at least one ticket is purchased. Only one free ticket per transaction. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or voucher.

Community Weekend; Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March 2017

To celebrate English National Tourism week the team at the Dean Heritage Centre invite you to visit during our community weekend to take advantage of this exclusive entry price of £1.00 per person.
All visitors can discover the history of the Forest of Dean from the Ice Age to the present day in the centre's five museum galleries; along with exploring a range of other attractions including a reconstructed Forester's cottage, Victorian schoolroom, charcoal burner's camp and themed woodland trail featuring the Gruffalo story.
Emma Smith, Centre Manager for the Dean Heritage Centre comments "as both a locally born forester and the manager of The Dean Heritage Centre I am extremely proud of team and the independent charitable Trust which run the Dean Heritage Centre. Established by the local community, the organisation is now in a time of transition, adjusting from the loss of public funding in 2014. It is very important to myself and the team that our community feel both part of, and proud of, the work this charitable trust undertakes to protect and promote the unique heritage of the Forest of Dean. The team welcome the opportunity to invite our community to comment on what the DHC means to them, as this will enable us to grow and develop our organisation in line with the needs and wishes of our community." The Dean Heritage Centre is open from 10am until 4pm during the community weekend with last entry by 3pm each day.

New Exhibition in Gallery 1