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Gift Aid...

Under the Government's Gift Aid scheme, the Dean Heritage Centre can claim the basic rate tax paid on donations.

This means that we can get at least 25 per cent more money, at no extra cost to you. So if you are a UK taxpayer, please fill in the Gift Aid section on the donation form (PDF), or complete the Gift Aid declaration form (PDF).

Support in other ways

How to find the Dean Heritage Centre


With a great programme of events, activities and exhibitions throughout the year, there are plenty of great reasons to visit the Dean Heritage Centre.

The support of our season ticket holders helps us protect the unique history and environment of the Forest of Dean, ensuring this extraordinary heritage enriches lives for generations to come.

Download Booking Form

To become a holder, simply download the form and send it to the address detailed at the bottom of the form. We will then post you your season ticket card.


The Friends of the Dean Heritage Centre is an organisation made up of faithful supporters.

From their resources, the Friends make regular grants to the Centre for acquisitions, exhibitions, new equipment, facilities, and activities.

For more information click here.


By leaving a gift to the Dean Heritage Centre in your Will, you will continue to make a difference to future generations in years to come.

Legacies are greatly appreciated and carefully used: you can be assured that we will follow your wishes as closely as we can.

All Legacies have had a tremendous impact, enabling us to make acquisitions of important artefacts that we would never otherwise have been able to purchase; providing much-needed funds for our Conservation programme; and endowing an expert curator post.

If you are considering leaving a gift in your Will to the Dean Heritage Centre and would like to discuss options or would like more information, please contact us.