Museum of Cannock Chase

Museum of Cannock Chase
Valley Road
WS12 1TD




01543 877666


01543 428272

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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, Library, Archive, Gallery, Industrial heritage site, Garden, parklands or rural site

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.

Festival of British Archaeology Children's Workshops!

  • 24 July 2014 11am-4pm *on now

Exploring the Past – Tuesday 22nd July – 11am till 4pm
Patterns of the Past – Thursday 24th July – 11am till 4pm
£3 per child, per workshop. Advanced booking is required.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15


£3 per child - advanced booking is required

Festival of Archaeology 2014: Patterns of the past!

  • 24 July 2014 *on now

Bookable workshop on an archaeological theme for children aged 7 and over.
£3 per child, per workshop.
Advanced booking required


Please check all Festival of Archaeology 2014 event dates, times, booking and admission charges before visiting.



Summer Family Day

  • 3 August 2014 12-4pm

Sunday 3rd August 2014
12pm – 4pm

Suitable for

  • Any age

Toys Galore!

  • 12 August 2014 2-4:30pm

Tuesday 12th August 2014

2pm – 4.30pm

Suitable for

  • Any age
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.


  • 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;