Museum of Cannock Chase

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Situated where the Valley Colliery once stood we now have over 30 acres of green space on the edge of Cannock Chase. Today the hills form one of the last remaining areas of heathland in Britain.

Venue Type:

Museum, Garden, parklands or rural site, Gallery

Opening hours

Easter to the end of September: 11am to 5pm Daily
October to Easter: 11am to 4pm Monday to Friday
Last admissions are 30 minutes before closing

Admission charges

Free admission

Additional info

The library is open by appointment only.

The museum has five formal display galleries. The Local History Gallery - Tracing the Chase, The Miner's Cottage - depicting life at the turn of the twentieth century, Toys and Games Past and Present - Relive your childhood memories in our Toys gallery, Seven Centuries of Coal - find out about Cannock's industrial heritage, The 1940s Room - domestic life during the Second World War. In addition to these, a temporary exhibition programme runs throughout the year offering visitors the opportunity to see objects from the museum's reserve collections as well as those from other museums and private collections.

Collection details

Toys and Hobbies, Social History, Industry, Archives

Key artists and exhibits

  • 1940s
  • Coal mining
  • local history
  • toys and games
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Landscape.

Little Works of Art- 100 years of Greetings Cards

  • 27 June — 16 August 2015 *on now

Thousands of greetings cards are sent everyday in Britain. This charming exhibition explores the history of greetings cards and postcards and how the sending of cards became rooted in our culture. Around 300 Christmas, New Year and Easter cards as well as birthday and valentine cards, dating from the 1850s to the 1950s, are featured, including examples by many of the most significant publishers throughout the century.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free admission.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Being creative.

Holiday Workshops- Record Breakers

  • 22 July — 2 September 2015 *on now

Wednesday craft drop-ins- Record Breakers!

11am-3pm, £2.00 per child.

Join us for our Record Breakers themed holiday workshops, a different theme each week, attend two drop-ins and get your third free and a free drink for your grown-up!

The themes are as follows:

22nd July- Animals
29th July- Food
5th August- Sport
12th August- People
19th August- Natural World
26th August- Transport
2nd September- Weird & Wonderful

Suitable for

  • Any age
Hednesford Hills.

Holiday Habitat Discovery walk

  • 7 August 2015
  • 24 August 2015

Join your guide from the Museum to discover the habitat of the Hednesford Hills. Complete a nature quiz, make a heathland mosaic and more.

There are two sessions 11.00am and 2.00pm

£1.50 per child, booking is essential- please contact the Museum to book.
Children (5+) must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Suitable outdoor footwear and clothing must be worn.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£1.50 per child- book in advance.

Website

http://museumofcannockchase.org

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Education Programme

School groups are guaranteed exciting hands on activities when they take part in our award-winning curriculum-friendly education programme.

Creator

  • Museum of Cannock Chase

How to obtain

All enquiries to the Booking Officer, 01543 877666 Monday to Thursday 10am -1pm, Friday 10am to 12noon. Email;
museum@cannockchasedc.gov.uk

Museum of Cannock Chase
Valley Road
Hednesford
Cannock
Staffordshire
WS12 1TD
England

Website

museumofcannockchase.org

E-mail

museumofcannockchase@wlct.org

Telephone

01543 877666

Fax

01543 428272

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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