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Museum of Cannock Chase

Welcome to the Museum of Cannock Chase

Go back and experience some of the greatest moments from our community’s past times. Once home to the Valley Colliery, the museum’s grounds were a training pit where thousands of men started their careers in the local coal industry. The training pit is no longer. Instead, we have over 30 acres of green space and scenery on the edge of Cannock Chase and near the Hednesford Hills Nature Reserve. The hills are one of the last areas of heathland in the UK.

Opening Times
Tuesday 11.00am – 4.00pm
Wednesday 11.00am – 4.00pm
Thursday 11.00am – 4.00pm
Friday 11.00am – 4.00pm
Saturday 11.00am – 4.00pm

Activity opening times may vary

What's On....

at the Museum of Cannock Chase

Click below to visit our online box office and see what exciting events and exhibits we have coming up over the coming months


What's here?

At the Museum of Cannock Chase, we strive to ensure you and your family have an unforgettable experience. We have a programme that runs all year round, and what’s more, our museum is FREE to enter! That’s right, you don’t have to pay a penny to come along and experience Cannock’s historic charm.

Situated beside Stringers Hill and Hednesford Hills, you’ll also find two fantastic walking routes and lots of other opportunities to enjoy local wildlife. In our gift shop and gallery, you’ll also find the very best of local art and creative works. There’s always something new to get involved with, whether it be a craft workshop, a meet the author event, or a talk about local history!


The Museum of Cannock Chase is packed with fascinating stories for all the family. Step back in time and experience life as a miner and more!


The Museum hosts a number of temporary exhibitions throughout the year, showcasing the work of artists from across the country.

Are you an artist or an art group interesting in exhibiting at the museum? Contact us today to find out how!


Our collections tell the story of the people and history of Cannock Chase. Our collection is ever-growing and adding interest, as we kindly receive donations from local people, and have done since we first opened in 1989.


During your visit you can treat yourself to a snack, cake and drink in our Coffee Shop, or bring a picnic to eat in the beautiful grounds and walk it off over Hednesford Hills.


There is much more here at the Museum of Cannock Chase waiting to be explored. We run a packed programme of family events and children’s workshops. Plus, an award-winning education service. Other activities you will find at our museum include:

Interactive Toys & Games Gallery
Excellent range of local history books
Local Walks on the Hednesford Hills and Cannock Chase
Quizzes to amuse the kids


We want to continue providing the community with a place to learn about its history and have an unforgettable experience. But we can’t do this without you, with a little help we can keep growing our museum so that we can continue to inspire and educate for years to come. Donations are welcome at the museum, but keep your eyes peeled for more great ways you can support.

Schools Education

At the Museum of Cannock Chase, we provide a wide range of award winning educational activities to inspire and stimulate creative young minds. From Reception to Key Stage 2, come and experience interactive educational tours led by our professional Museum Educators. Click the button below to find out more.



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We offer ramps and a lift as well as disabled toilets, and guides are available in Braille and large print on request.

Museum of Cannock Chase

Valley Road,
Cannock WS12 1TD
01543 877666
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