The Dean Heritage Centre provides an ideal resource for educational groups. The Museum, opened in 1983 allows access to a collection reflecting the culture and history of the area, its unique landscape, industry and people.
The Forest can lay claim to:
The collection is housed in a 19th century corn mill, but the history of the site goes back to 1622 when the water power of the stream that feeds the mill pond was harnessed to power one of the Dean's Royal Forges. The furnace and forges of the Soudley Valley were destroyed in the civil war.
For further details of what the centre can offer, please call us on 01594 822170 to discuss your requirements. On request, we can look at a range of topics not covered by the standard activities, such as forges and foundries, and the iron industry.
Resources and activities have been developed by education professionals in line with the National Curriculum.
Groups are encouraged to take part in organised activity sessions. These must be booked in advance.
Life in Past Times
Each session takes roughly an hour with a member of our staff, and costs £10.00 per group. Please try to limit activity group numbers to 15 or under. Please prepare your group for wet weather conditions and walking.
Access for wheelchair users to most areas.
There are picnic tables on site, and a small room for lunches in wet weather, both of which can be reserved for your group.
The Dean Heritage Kitchen is a large cafe that serves home-made food from local producers. Menus are available on request and coach drivers are entitled to a subsidised lunch.
The Dean Heritage Museum Trust is a registered charity No. 298647
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