Things to do in Coleford
Museums & Galleries
HOPEWELL COLLIERY MINING MUSEUM
Cannop Hill, Speech House Road, Coleford, Glos.
A True 'Free Mine' in the heart of the Forest. Regular guided underground tours, allowing visitors to walk through the mine workings to see the conditions in which the miners work. Have the methods used to extract the coal.
The Rocks, Clearwell, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8JR
Mined for iron over 4,000 years, the Caves represent a unique survival of an ancient Forest of Dean tradition of Free Mining, still producing pigments for natural paints. Nine impressive caverns open to the public, with displays throughout.
Cycle Sales, Events & Hire
PEDALABIKEAWAY CYCLE CENTRE
Old Colliery Offices, Cannop Valley, Coleford, Glos. GL16 7EH
Hire bikes and great cycle trails for all ages and abilities, plus special needs bikes and equipment. School and youth groups welcome. Guides available. Traffic-free trails. Info, maps, cafe, bike shop, showers and bike wash. Open every day. Nov -...
THE GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY HERITAGE MUSEUM
The Old Railway Station, Railway Drive, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8RH
The Great Western Railway Heritage Museum is housed in one of the last remaining permanent railway buildings in the Forest of Dean, on the original site of Coleford Railway Yard. It is the original GWR Goods Station of 1883 with working GWR si...