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Dean Heritage Centre

Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England

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Attraction Information

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Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

The Dean Heritage Centre is one of Gloucestershire's leading tourist attractions. Set across a five acre site, the centre protects, preserves and promotes the unique history and heritage of the beautiful Forest of Dean.

With a wide range of things to do and see, including 5 onsite galleries exploring the history of the Forest from the Ice Age to the present day; a reconstructed Victorian cottage; a charcoal burner's camp; an adventure playground; a chainsaw carving demonstration pitch; a variety of animals and an onsite gift shop; there's always something new and exciting to interest, inspire or surprise you.

With a full programme of special events, exhibitions, art shows and educational workshops across the year, it's a great day out for all the family.

And if that's not enough, then you can always sample the homemade snacks and cakes served in the heritage cafe overlooking the millpond.


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Camp Mill, Soudley, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, GL14 2UB, England


Click here to visit Dean Heritage Centre's website
01594 822 170

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

14th March through 1st November

10:00 - 17:00

2nd November through 13th March

10:00 - 16:00

New Year's Day 11:00 - 16:00

Last entry always an hour before closing.


Adult: £8.00

Concession: £7.00

Children (3 to 16 years): £6.00

Under 3s: Free

Family tickets (2 adults, 2 children): £25.00

Family (Two adults, 3 children): £30.00 (additional children normal entry price)

More Information

Eating information

The Dean Heritage Cafe prides its self on serving a wide range of quality and seasonal homemade food. Wherever possible local produce is used including meats and cheeses. The menu includes a wholesome collection of favourite family dishes including Steak and Kidney Pie, Cheese and Potato Pie, Jacket Potatoes, Roast Dinners, Cream Teas, Freshly Baked Cakes and much more.


The centre has disabled toilets and baby changing facilities.

Gift shop

The gift shop stocks a variety of items from small pocket money items to larger gift items such as photography prints, jewellery and a wide range of local books. Currently the shop stocks a range of Gruffalo merchandise to accompany the Gruffalo woodland

Baby food facilities

The cafe can microwave bottles on request.


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