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Dean Heritage Centre

Situated in a converted former mill in the picturesque Soudley Valley, 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 here for all ages to enjoy.

We have regular activities where you can meet characters from the Forest's history, discover its animals, and learn its crafts.

We provide a range of children's activities to engage our younger visitors with the history and nature of the Forest: magical trails, craft activities, animals and an adventure playground, as well as a programme of family events throughout the summer.

Our lovely millpond and the five acres of picturesque woodland are perfect for walking, or just to sit and enjoy a picnic.

Additional highlights:
  • Restored Victorian cottage and gardens
  • Working water wheel
  • Reconstructed freemine entrance
  • The Gage library and archive
  • Smithy and blacksmith-in-residence
  • Chanisaw sculptors
  • Agricultural display
  • Museum shop
  • Café serving locally-produced food and drink
  • Picnic area and barbecues
  • Children's adventure playground

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  • Directions

    Take the A48 to Blakeney then take the 'Scenic Route' to the Centre and Soudley.The centre is in the heart of the Forest of Dean on the B4227 at Soudley. About 30 minutes from Gloucester and Monmouth.

    Dean Heritage Centre Postcode for SatNav: GL14 2UB


    +44 (0)1594 822 170
    +44 (0)1594 823 711

    Camp Mill
    Forest of Dean
    GL14 2UB

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