Group Bookings

The Dean Heritage Centre is a great destination to organise a group visit to. Our stunning five acre site provides an excellent place to start a day out in the Forest of Dean.

There are two main types of visit available to groups including a self-guided visit and a guided tour.

Self-guided group visit

A self-guided group visit will enable the guide to explore the galleries and site by themselves. We recommend you allow 1 - 4 hours to explore the Centre fully. 

Guided Tours

Please contact the Centre to arrange guided tours.


For groups of 20 or more we offer:

- Discount on entry
- Free preview visit for organisers who wish to check out our facilities
- Free coach parking and free admission for coach/bus drivers
- Driver meal voucher worth up to £3.50 for coach parties of 20+

Due to COVID restrictions visiting groups must adhere to the rule of 6 and will not be admitted if there are more than 6 in the group. We are happy to work with tour companies to ensure visits can go ahead safely.

Plan your group visit to the Dean Heritage Centre!

Please call the centre to confirm if your desired date is available.

School Bookings

The Dean Heritage Centre is committed to life-long education and learning for all. We welcome schools to use our collection as a learning resource, to help stimulate learning across the National School Curriculums. Please go to schools on the 'Learn' tab for more information.

Please get in touch with us about special discount prices for under 5's and Forest of Dean Schools. 

For more details about the Centre's Education Service, please call Joanne on: 01594 822170 or email

Learning for all ages

We can provide pre-booked workshops for age groups ranging from Nursery and Key Stages through to GNVQ and Undergraduate Level. 

Specific Workshops

Whether your visit is self-directed or part of a planned activity, each workshop can be geared to your specific needs, topics or national curriculum requirements.

Learning Activities

There are lots of hands-on activities for your pupils or students to participate in and we aim to stimulate and educate our young visitors in an entertaining way with interactive trails and workshops!

Tailor Made Packages

Learning Packages can be tailor made to meet your school requirements.