Support Us




During the current pandemic the Dean Heritage Centre has had to close and as a visitor attraction and Cafe we will be affected for a long time to come.

If we had to close, the collection would be dispersed around other museums and we would never be able to recover those items.

We have no council funding for our research and collection costs but we are a community facility - holding onto and displaying our stories and artifacts from the past. Even if you cannot visit you can help ensure we continue to do this into the future.

We also have some projects we are raising money for that you might want to support. 

Fundraising Update:

We are aiming to raise £5,000 in donations and £2,000 per month in direct debit donations. Can you help, even small amounts are significant to us. 

Totals 2020, Campaign started in June:

June-August: Donations: £820 Direct Debits £215 per month

Ways you can help without visiting:

Make a one off or regular donation. [CLICK HERE]

A regular donation might entitle you to a season ticket.

Donate to our Well Being Project. This will enable us to set up a reminiscence trail, workshops, memory cafe and memory box outreach scheme. We have had a donation of £1,300 from the Co-op community fund to get this going and our target is £7,000. [DONATE NOW]

Support us by playing the Forest lottery and you could win £25,000!

The Forest Lottery

The Dean Heritage Centre is a community museum that was founded and supported by local people. We aim to preserve the heritage and stories from this unique area for generations to come. If you love the area with it's wonderful history and people, please consider supporting us, even if you can't visit. 

As a registered charity the centre relies almost entirely on admissions and income generated through fundraising and your gift will enable the Dean Heritage Centre to continue its important work protecting and preserving the very special history and heritage of the Forest of Dean. 

How you can help

Even if you can't visit, you can help the Centre continue to display our unique local history by:

If you would like to help by sending a donation by cheque or direct bank transfer, do contact us by email.  All donations go towards keeping the Dean Heritage Centre and Gage Library open.