Plan your visit

The Museum, Coffee Shop, Gift Shop and Gruffalo Trail are open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm. 

With so much to explore and learn at the Dean Heritage Centre it’s time to plan your visit.

If the weather isn't looking good, you can take advantage of our Rainy Day Guarantee: The Centre has both indoor and outdoor exhibits - but if you cannot enjoy the outdoor activities due to heavy rain and flooding, we'll give you a voucher to come back free of charge, within the following month, when the weather is better.

DOGS: Dogs are welcome in our Coffee Shop and gift shop but cannot be taken into the Museum or grounds including the Gruffalo Trail. You are very welcome to use our large car park as a base to explore the surrounding area. With Soudley ponds over the road, easily accessible woodland walks and a brilliant Geology trail accessed in the village it's a great place to explore. Our coffee shop always has treats available for your four-legged friends and even has dog friendly ice-cream! Please note that our car park is locked 30 minutes after closing. The Car Park is free but donations are always welcome to help us maintain a very useful parking area in the centre of the glorious Soudley Valley.

If you are undertaking research and just need to access the Gage Library then please see admissions information for details.

Do use our contact form if you have any queries.

We look forward to seeing you at the Dean Heritage Centre.


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