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Planning Your Trip

As five times winner of the Sandford Award for Heritage Education, we’re proud to work with schools and education providers to lead unbeatable value guided tours, walks, talks and live shows to ensure there is something special for every child to experience.

Educational Tours

Get in touch with our friendly Museum team today to find out more today, bookings are now available. Our flagship tours are available all year round and include:


World War Two – The Home Front

Experience what life was like on the Home Front during WWII to help understand Britain’s past.

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Toys Through the Ages

This fun, interactive and hands-on session looks at continuity and change through the use of toys.

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Coalface to Fireplace – The Local Experience

As part of your local history study, see how coal mining literally shaped the landscape and communities of the Cannock Chase coalfield.

Select tours at certain times of year:

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Habitat Discovery

Look closely at the natural world and learn to recognise the plants and animals within the special heathland habitat of Hednesford Hills.

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A Tale of Stone and Iron

Learn the skills needed to survive as a Stone Age hunter gatherer and how the rise of settlements and farming replaced this way of life by the Iron Age.

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Christmas Wishes

An exciting day, filled with hands on activities for Key Stage One and Reception age children to experience the magic of Christmas.

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Collect and Connect

Our exciting new e-learning and artefact package takes your group on a museum visit for the day, without leaving your classroom!

For more details of our activities and what each visit includes please click here.

Accessible to all

All our facilities are fully setup to ensure your day runs smoothly – our museum has full disabled access, and our education spaces have level access, hearing loops, accessible toilets and child friendly furniture and equipment.


Toilet facilities are available throughout and we also provide a lunch room for full day tours. All museum staff are fully trained in emergency first aid and subject to DBS checks. Free coach parking is provided with open space available for walking, picnics and recreation.

How to Book

The Bookings Officer is available to answer your queries and take your bookings. If you would like to discuss bespoke tours or how to adapt a tour to meet your needs please contact the Education Officer.

We welcome special schools and children with additional needs. Please contact the Education Officer to discuss your requirements, either via email or by calling 01543 877666.

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