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
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.

What did the Romans ever do for us? Explore Romano Britain at the Museum of Cannock Chase

  • 25 July 2015 11am-4pm

Following on from the Roman Exhibition at the Museum of Cannock Chase, which featured the Staffordshire Pan
visitors to our Festival of Archaeology will be able to discover 'What the Romans did for us!' Roman Britain will be brought alive by the Young Archaeologists Club - Museum of Cannock Chase. Exhibited, and discussed will be Roman dress, food and domestic life, pastimes for children, occupations: The Roman Solider. Visitors will be able to discover and handle artefacts that have been discovered locally and previously unseen. There will be a short presentation discussing new advancements in archaeological technology i.e. Lidar and how it can further advance our knowledge of Roman culture.

Admission

Adults £1.00 Children 50p

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1726

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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