Gateway to the Forest of Dean

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Dean Heritage Centre Museum & Galleries

Outdoor Displays

The Forester's CottageTHE FORESTER'S COTTAGE
The Forester's Cottage is an accurately reconstructed Victorian home with open fire and garden. In the cottage grounds you'll find a vegetable patch, cider making equipment and ferrets.

The Charcoal Burner's Camp is situated in the woodlands, adjacent to the Museum and is where demonstrations of traditional turf and earth charcoal burning take place. The charcoal burners hut is used during these burns as a place of shelter and sleep for those doing the night shifts. See our events page for more dates and times of the charcoal burn demonstrations.

The Freemine is dug into the side of a hill, and is a replica of a traditional Forest of Dean coalmine, as used by Freeminers.