Heritage Open Days 2019


For booking and for further information email heritage@main-place.org.uk

or phone 01594 836469


Please visit the Heritage Open Days site to see a full list of events.

We are delighted to be working with enthusiastic and knowledgeable individuals, organisations and local attractions to bring you a diverse programme that celebrates the extraordinary history of the Forest of Dean. Many thanks to all the volunteers who give up their time to ensure this event happens…

New additions for this year include a tour of the Suntory Factory in Coleford, the manufacturers of Ribena and Lucozade. Also featured will be a talk from University of Wincester professor Dr. Simon Sandall at the Main Place, which will focus on protests in the Forest during the seventeenth century. Some new groups getting involved for the first time giving talks, displays and walks, include Forrest Morris, the Newnham History Group Newent and the Local History Society respectively.

Bookings are now being taken for visits to the Deputy Gaveller’s office, and the guided tour of the Suntory Factory. Many of the walks do not require booking, but it would be appreciated if you are intending to go on them to let us know. Just phone 01594 836469 or email heritage@main-place.org.uk to book.

Old favourites include the opening of St Briavels Castle (and St Briavels Church) for the weekend, Hartpury’s heritage day, the Geo-map and Miners’ Memorial, “The Cathedral of the Forest”- All Saints Church, Newland, the Dean Heritage Centre, Mitcheldean’s Xerox Museum (why not also visit St Michaels and All Angels) and the Secret Forest.

For walkers there are opportunities to explore Bream, Clearwell, Lydney docks, Newland Street in Coleford and more. For those who prefer a talk there are opportunities to meet the Deputy Gaveller in his office or a Forest Verderer in the historic Verderers Court at Speech House

Find out more by picking up a leaflet, visiting www.heritageopendays.org.uk or by contacting Coleford Area Partnership on 01594 836469 or emailing heritage@main-place.org.uk

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