Based in Soudley in the Forest of Dean, the Dean Heritage Centre is one of Gloucestershire’s leading attractions. Set across a stunning five acre site, the centre protects and preserves the unique history and heritage of the beautiful Forest of Dean while presenting the story of this fascinating area in a way that will engage visitors of all ages.
From the indoor museum, the outside exhibits, trail, playground, exhibitions, the centre appeals to historians and families alike.
With a wide range of things to do and see, including five onsite galleries exploring the history of the Forest from the Ice Age to the present day; a reconstructed Forester’s cottage; a charcoal burner’s camp; a woodland playground; chainsaw carving demonstrations; an onsite gift shop and cafe there’s always something new and exciting to interest, inspire and surprise you.
With a programme of special events, exhibitions, art shows and educational workshops across the year, it’s a great day out for all the family.