Collections at the Dean Heritage Centre

 

Dean Heritage Centre collections cover archaeology, natural history, geology, industrial history and social history on the Forest of Dean. There are approximately 20,000 items in the collection.

Donations

Dean Heritage Centre continues to collect items relevant to the Forest of Dean. If you would like to donate any items, please contact the Collections Officer. The Museum is grateful for donations, but is unable to take everything it is offered due to lack of storage space and a strict collecting policy so please make contact with us before bringing in any objects to avoid a wasted journey.

The Gage Library

The Gage Library contains thousands of documents, books, postcards, maps and photographs on the Forest of Dean. It is open every Wednesday 1pm-4pm for research on family history, local history and a variety of topics on the Forest of Dean. Our friendly team of volunteer historians will be pleased to help anyone with their research. Please email or phone ahead for an appointment. Access to the Gage Library is included in admission to Dean Heritage Centre and season ticket holders, or £5 to only visit the Gage Library.

Archaeology

Dean Heritage Centre is the designated regional repository for archaeological archives in the Forest of Dean. Dean Heritage Centre also collects amateur archaeological finds and treasure finds.

Enquiries

For any enquiries about the collection, donations, archaeology, object identification, local history and family history please contact Collections Officer Nicola Wynn on 01594 822170 or email Nicola@deanheritagecentre.com

Dean Heritage Centre is an independent charity reliant on admissions and support from our visitors. We would greatly appreciate any donation that you see fit towards the cost of staff time, reproduction or postage in dealing with your enquiry.