Hopewell Colliery is one of a handful of coal mines that remain accessible in the Forest of Dean. It was mined by freeminers - the ancient right of those born in the Forest of Dean to mine the area after working for one year and one day.
Hopewell was opened in the 1820s and is now open as a small museum. The visit includes part of an original working face in the Coleford High Delf seam. The return on the surface follows the line of the former Howler Slade tramway.