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Dean Heritage Centre

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Great little treasure in the forest.

Spent some time here on a wet day and there were plently of things to look round, learn about and... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
emman7
via mobile
A well designed and informative place

My wife and I spent a couple of very enjoyable hours here, while a lively and enthusiastic school... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
Grahame T
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London, United Kingdom
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“gruffalo trail”(58 reviews)
“wood carvings”(16 reviews)
“cakes”(21 reviews)
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The Dean Heritage Centre is one of Gloucestershire's leading attractions. Set across a stunning and fully interactive five acre site, the centre protects and preserves the unique history and heritage of the beautiful Forest of Dean. With a wide...more
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Camp Mill, Soudley, Soudley GL14 2UB, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The launch of the gallery and Tea room was a great success. The whole area has been decorated and all the equipment is new. Even the tables and chairs. It has a light airy atmosphere. The art, sculptures and jewellery are professionally displayed and well...More

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AJBColeford, Trustee at Dean Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I'm so pleased you like the look of the new Cafe (and the cakes). We hope our customers will really enjoy the lovely Cafe surroundings as well as the view and the cafe can now contribute to the Museum's costs meaning we can keep our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum just seems to be getting run down and more expensive. I cannot help wondering if it's the old scenario: we are not making money so let's put the prices up, then find they make even less money as people think its too expensive...More

Thank IanH1223
AJBColeford, Trustee at Dean Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Ouch, - our prices have stayed the same for a number of years now although the museum has radically improved inside with new galleries and updated exhibits and currently a WWI exhibition in our community gallery. You don't mention the improvements inside so I'm not...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came to the cafe with my mum, their Winter Vegetable soup was lovely and a very nice latte too! She enjoyed her jacket potato too. Going to get some cake to take away and had a lovely visit

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for my youngest daughters 2nd birthday as we love the gruffalo books. All 4 of my children (ages 2, 5 and 7) had a great time. They enjoyed learning in the centre but really loved the gruffalo trail and the outside play...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Spent some time here on a wet day and there were plently of things to look round, learn about and interact with. Great museum and easy to follow. A brilliant Gruffalo trail to take a walk round when it's not so wet. A definate must...More

Thank emman7
AJBColeford, Trustee at Dean Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

We’re so glad you loved it and thank you for leaving a review.

Reviewed 28 September 2018

we called in as we was passing looked at the wooden carvings there amazing very talented , but we came with our fur babies and there not allowed into the trails or walks , we will know for next time if we ever that way...More

Thank trudy1235
AJBColeford, Trustee at Dean Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Sorry about Dogs not being allowed in the Museum, it is a condition of our insurer because of some of our museum collection items and we have some trails for tiny tots. There are 2 lovely walks from our site, across the road around Soudley...More

Reviewed 22 September 2018

Lovely situation especially on a lovely sunny day anytime of the year. Thought it would be good as a destination for a day out. Pond, ducks, forest walks. Has activities for children and the 'museum' of country artifacts is interesting - BUT - accessibility for...More

Thank ms B
AJBColeford, Trustee at Dean Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

I’m sorry you had difficulties with your wheelchair. We are currently implementing improvements for people with mobility issues. The cafe has disabled parking at the top of the drive and can be accessed by a back door with no stairs. I shall ensure signage is...More

Reviewed 18 September 2018

Paid for a family ticket cost 25 pounds so grandkids could do the Gruffalo trail the loved it, but when they wanted something out of the cafe I did not give it a second thought until I paid for it, You will be mugged in...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2018

My wife and I spent a couple of very enjoyable hours here, while a lively and enthusiastic school party was being happily engaged. We enjoyed the featured Dennis Potter material - and cottage - very much. It's well worth a visit.

Thank Grahame T
AJBColeford, Trustee at Dean Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Thank you very much for leaving a review. We're really pleased you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Came here for a day out with my sister, brother in law and nephews and had a lovely day. Walks and Forests where amazing. Lovely huge ponds. Gruffalo walk, Star Wars and Harry Potter filming locations and a lovely cafe. Would really recommend the cafe...More

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Dogs aren't allowed in the centre but are allowed on the cafe balcony and in the car park
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