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Special Art Retrospective Offers New Point of View


Posted at 04:57 on 27/03/2014



From Saturday 29th March until Sunday 22nd June 2014 the Dean Heritage Centre (DHC) will be hosting a special exhibition by one of their very own...

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King To Return to Castle


Posted at 04:50 on 27/03/2014



King Richard III will be returning to Sudeley Castle & Gardens in the Cotswolds this April following news that the castle is just one of seven...

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An Invitation for Mothering Sunday


Posted at 04:42 on 27/03/2014



A special service will be held at Gloucester Cathedral on Sunday 30 March at 10.15am in celebration of Mothering Sunday.

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Special Christmas Prices at Dean Heritage Centre


Posted at 04:16 on 17/12/2013



Get a little extra for your money at Dean Heritage Centre, Forest of Dean, this Christmas. 

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Roman remains return to Tewkesbury Museum


Posted at 11:54 on 27/11/2013



Ancient artefacts from Tewkesbury, which have been kept in a council store room for years, will soon be on public display at Tewkesbury Museum.  ...

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Dean Heritage Centre announces new trustee


Posted at 12:05 on 22/11/2013



The Dean Heritage Centre is delighted to announce the appointment of local Ruspidge resident, Helen Barker as a new member of its board of trustees.

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Dean Heritage Centre prepares for Christmas


Posted at 10:14 on 22/11/2013



The Dean Heritage Centre in The Forest of Dean will be closed from 25th to 29th November. 

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A rare collection of work to go on display


Posted at 02:58 on 27/09/2013



Exhibition: Arts & Crafts Jewellery: The work of Arthur and Georgie GaskinA rare collection of work to go on display   Thurs 10th October...

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Wheels in motion at the DHC


Posted at 04:10 on 25/09/2013



On Monday 9th September 2013, the Dean Heritage Centre welcomed German manufacturers Bega when they delivered the Centre’s specially...

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The DHC Apprentice – Your Hired!


Posted at 04:00 on 25/09/2013



The Dean Heritage Centre (DHC) is delighted to announce it has hired a new Maintenance Operations apprentice to join their grounds and maintenance...

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Upcoming Events View more

Essex House Press types; C. R. Ashbee and his circle


Dates: Fri 21 March - Sun 8 June



Fri 21 March – Sun 8 JuneEssex House Press types; C R Ashbee and his circle.

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Following a Thread


Dates: April 8th - April 27th, 2014



A riot of colour provided by members of the Midlands Textile Forum.

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Book Binding


Dates: April 15th - May 18th, 2014



A display of nature-inspired book bindings.

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5541 returns to the DFR


Dates: 19th April - 20th April 2014



5541 returns to the DFR

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Heritage Mainline Diesel Days


Dates: Saturdays Apr 26, May 3,17,31, June 7, July 5, 19, Aug 2,30, Sept 27



Ride behind a mainline diesel locomotive

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Welcome to Gloucestershire Revealed and all we have to offer


Gloucestershire sits in the South West of England, and encompasses part of the Cotswolds and the River Severn and all of the ancient Forest of Dean. 


Our county town is Gloucester and it would appear, according to Plantlife, that our county flower is the wild daffodil (who knew?).


In the 10th century, our historic county was mentioned in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles, with Winchcombe and the Forest added in the 11th, alongside the ‘small town’ of Bristol…which seems to have grown and slipped through our fingers!



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Whatever you look for in a day out, you can be sure to find it in Gloucestershire - from exciting events and interesting artefacts in museums large and small, to beautiful buildings and amazing galleries.


Our county is full of surpising places to visit and we hope that this website will help you find your way around, especially if you are planning a day out and want to see as much as possible.


Whether you like a fine cafe with a museum attached, or open spaces where little ones can run free, you will find the museums for you here.


Search by area to make the most of your visit.


image taken at Dr Jenner's House

photographer: Hamish Gill