The Dean Heritage Centre is open throughout the year, although times may be restricted on mid-winter weekdays.
Gift Aid Admission Prices
Concession: £7.00 (60+, full time students, unemployed, disabled, military personnel)
Children: £6.00 (3-16 years)
Under 3: FREE
Family: £25.00 (2 adults and up to 3 children) Additional children, normal entry price.
Non-Gift Aid Admission Prices
Concession: £6.30 (60+, full time students, unemployed, disabled, military personnel)
Children: £5.40 (3-16 years)
Under 3: FREE
Family: £23.00 (2 adults and up to 3 children) Additional children, normal entry price.
If you enjoy our events or use the library, a season ticket is a very economical way of enjoying the Centre throughout the year. Check the prices here
Gift Aid Admission Explained
The Gift Aid Admission prices suggested above include a voluntary donation. If you are a UK taxpayer this enables us to claim 25% tax back as part of the Government's Gift Aid scheme.
We are a registered charity, and your extra donation helps us to provide educational activities and exhibitions as well as continue the preservation and communication of the Forest of Dean's unique heritage. We are reliant on the support of volunteers and donors for our survival.
Gage Library: If you have made an appointment and only wish to visit the library then there is a reduced charge of £5. This is by appointment only.
Car parking is available with additional disabled spaces.
There is no charge for parking but if you are not visiting the Centre we would really appreciate a donation to help towards the upkeep of the car park. It's a great starting point for walks in the area.
Dogs are allowed in the DHC's car park and Tearoom Terrace (on a lead) but only guide and assistance dogs are allowed on the main site.
If you cross the road from our car park entrance, a walk around Soudley Ponds is one of the most beautiful in the area.You and your dog are welcome in the shop, cafe or on the terrace. * The restriction on dogs is imposed by our insurer due to the nature of our museum collection and the children’s trail in the grounds.
Rainy Day Guarantee - The Dean Heritage Centre has both indoor and outdoor exhibits and activities. If you cannot access the outdoor areas of our site due to heavy rain and flooding then we will give you a voucher to come back again, when the weather is better, Free of Charge. The voucher will be valid for a month.