Dean Heritage Centre


Soudley, Gloucestershire

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The Dean Heritage Centre is the ideal starting point for a visit to the Forest. With five modern museum galleries, and a range of features designed to create a living history experience, there is plenty for all ages to enjoy, including Forester's Cottage, Freemine Entrance, Charcoal Burner's Camp and woodland playground. There is a regular events programme and there are plenty of activities involving history, crafts and the Forest's wildlife. The lovely mill pond and surrounding five acres of woodland are home to lots of wildlife. Home to the Gruffulo trail for 2016/2017.

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Dean Heritage Centre
Dean Heritage Centre, Camp Mill, Forest of Dean, SOUDLEY, Gloucestershire, GL14 2UB
Phone : 01594 822170

About The area

Discover Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire is home to a variety of landscapes. The Cotswolds, a region of gentle hills, valleys and gem-like villages, roll through the county. To their west is the Severn Plain, watered by Britain’s longest river, and characterised by orchards and farms marked out by hedgerows that blaze with mayflower in the spring, and beyond the Severn are the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley.

Throughout the county you are never far away from the past. Neolithic burial chambers are widespread, and so too are the remains of Roman villas, many of which retain the fine mosaic work produced by Cirencester workshops. There are several examples of Saxon building, while in the Stroud valleys abandoned mills and canals are the mark left by the Industrial Revolution. Gloucestershire has always been known for its abbeys, but most of them have disappeared or lie in ruins. However, few counties can equal the churches that remain here. These are many and diverse, from the ‘wool’ churches in Chipping Campden and Northleach, to the cathedral at Gloucester, the abbey church at Tewkesbury or remote St Mary’s, standing alone near Dymock.


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