The Dean Heritage Centre

Gateway to the Magical Forest of Dean

by the mill pondThe Dean Heritage Centre offers an introduction to the unique history of the Forest of Dean.

From Romans to the present day, an area steeped in the history and tradition of a Medieval Forest; Freeminers, Sheepbadgers, Iron mining, the industry of the area, all in the rich wooded landscape of the Forest today.

mine, beam engine, and Camp Mill

The museum offers a wide variety to cater for visitors of all ages, whether you want to learn about the history of this unique area, explore the woods, along with temporary exhibitions for local artists, on local people like Dennis Potter, or just enjoy a good cup of tea. There are pigs, ducks, animals and an adventure playground for children, a beam engine, a miner's cottage, and a nationally important collection of long-case clocks. Free attractions include a Blacksmith, a Potter, a Glazier, and a Café. During the summer we are one of the few places in the country where you can see charcoal burning done with the traditional wood and turf stack.

Open all year round with both indoor and outdoor facilities. Phone for further details on the special events. 01594 822170.


| Museum Galleries | Cottage & Garden | Agricultural Display | Waterwheel |
| Charcoal Burner's Camp | The Gage Library | The Zion Chapel |
| Whitecliff Ironworks | Littledean Camp | Forest Walks | Archaeology |
| Educational Visits | Adventure Playground | BBQ & Picnic Site |
| Craft Workshops | Museum Shop | Heritage Kitchen |
| Friends of Dean Heritage Museum Trust | Calendar of Events |
| Location : Opening Times & Admission Prices |
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