Gateway to the Forest of Dean

Admission & Opening Times
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Opening Hours

(Saturday 8th April 2017-
Sunday 29th October 2017)

OPEN DAILY 10am - 5pm.

(Monday 30th October 2017 -
Thursday 29th March 2018)

OPEN DAILY 10am - 4pm.

Bank Holidays

Open Bank Holidays except 25th - 26th December

Open New Year's Day 11am - 4pm



Admission & Opening Times

The Dean Heritage Centre is open throughout the year with reduced hours in winter as detailed left.

Car parking available with additional disabled spaces. For visitors to the Museum the car parking fee is included in the cost of admission. If visitors wish to use the car park for other purposes we kindly ask a £3.00 car parking fee. It's a great location for walks of the area.

Dogs are allowed in the DHC's car park (on a lead) but not on the main site. Only guide and assistance dogs are allowed within the grounds and galleries of the DHC.

We advise the use of waterproofs and sturdy footwear in bad weather. (When a weather warning is issued for the area, please contact the centre to ensure we are open before setting out on your journey).

There is wheelchair access to Galleries 1, 2, 3 and 5. Gallery 41 has limited access. Please telephone in advance if you have any special requirements to help facilitate your visit.

We endeavour to make our site as comfortable and accessible as possible for all of our visitors. For disabled visitors who may require a little support on this five acre woodland site we admit one carer free of charge to offer assistance where needed.

A link to our Access Statement can be found at the bottom of this page.

Gift Aid Admission Prices   Non-Gift Aid Admission Prices
Adult: £8.00   Adult: £7.20
Concession: £7.00
(60+, full-time students, unemployed, disabled)
  Concession: £6.30
(60+, full-time students, unemployed, disabled)
Children: (3-16 years) £6.00   Children: (3-16 years) £5.40
Under 3: FREE   Under 3: FREE
2 adults, 2 children (3-16): £25.00
Two adults, 3 children (3-16): £30.00
(additional children normal entry price)
2 adults, 2 children (3-16): £23.00
Two adults, 3 children (3-16): £28.00
(additional children normal entry price)

The Gift Aid admission price above left includes a voluntary donation, which enables us to claim the tax back as part of the Government's Gift Aid scheme. If you choose not to pay the Gift Aid price, the prices above right exclude the voluntary donation.
We are an independent registered charity which recievs no public funding, your support helps us to provide educational activities, exhibitions, outreach, and to continue the preservation and communication of the Forest of Dean's unique heritage. We are reliant on the support of volunteers and donors for our survival.

Please note that due to additional charges we incur, debit and credit card payments must be £10 or over.

If you have made an appointment and only wish to visit the library then there is a reduced charge of £5. This is by appointment only.