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Dean Heritage Centre, Soudley

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History Museum · Museum
The Dean Heritage Centre is located in the valley of Soudley, Gloucestershire, England in the Forest of Dean and exists to record and preserve the social and industrial history of the area and its people. The centre comprises the museum itself, a millpond and waterwheel, forester's cottage with garden and animals, art and craft exhibitions and workshops, and trails around the surrounding woodland. In addition, there are picnic tables, barbecue hearths, an adventure playground, a gift shop selling local produce and the Heritage Kitchen, a restaurant providing home-made food.
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  • We visited today and was really disappointed with our visit. It cost £9 (£3 each) to do the Gruffalo trail which took 15 minutes for our 2 year old and 5 year old to do. Absolute waste of money. I...  more »
  • We met some friends here who live in the area (we were visiting). You pay individually for the gruffalo trail and I was really disappointed. It cost £30 plus, it was totally unsuitable for pushchairs....  more »
  • Great afternoon out with the family. The old house is amazing and the history of the forest of Dean is very interesting. Shame the cafe doesn't sell beer! Nice cakes though. Xx
  • Nice time at the Dean Heritage Centre. Lovely Gruffalo trail with the story and scenes for children to follow. Interesting things for them to do around the museum to - brass rubbing and little demo machines. Nice model village area with craft room. Good little cafe as well.

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