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Museum of Cannock Chase

The Museum of Cannock Chase tells the fascinating story of Cannock Chase, from its industrial beginnings, to its military role, famous local citizens, social history, domestic life and wildlife.


What you need to know

About the Museum of Cannock Chase

The museum site was once home to the Valley Colliery, the training pit for thousands of young men beginning their working lives in the local coal industry.


The pit has gone and in its place are over 30 acres of green space on the edge of Cannock Chase, at the gateway to the Hednesford Hills Nature Reserve.


Today the hills form one of the last remaining areas of heathland in Britain.


With free entry and a year-round programme of activities it is a great day out for the family!  


The Museum of Cannock Chase is packed with fascinating stories for all the family. Learn about...

  • Cannock Chase's industrial beginnings
  • Its important military role
  • Famous local citizens
  • Local life - and wildlife.


What's here?

  • Cannock Chase Gallery
  • Interactive Toys & Games Gallery 
  • 1940s Room
  • Miners Cottage Gallery
  • Coal Mining Gallery with crawl through tunnel!
  • Coffee Shop selling cakes, hot & cold drinks, ice creams and snacks. 
  • Visitor Information Point 
  • Gift Shop with a great range of gifts, pocket money toys, jewellery and souvenirs 
  • Excellent range of local history books 
  • Local Walks on the beautiful Hednesford Hills and Cannock Chase 
  • Quizzes to amuse the kids!

Throughout the year we run a packed programme of family events and children's workshops. We also run an award-winning education service and have an exciting programme of temporary exhibitions.


2015 opening times

January to Easter

Monday - Friday 11am - 4pm (last admission 3:30pm). 

Easter to September

Daily 11am - 5pm (last admission 4:30pm).

October to December

Monday - Friday 11am - 4pm (last admission 3:30pm). 

We're open every day apart from two weeks over Christmas and the New Year.


Where is the museum?

Museum of Cannock Chase

Valley Road



WS12 1TD


By Road

Located on the edge of the Hednesford Hills Nature Reserve, the museum is just 15 minutes walk away from Hednesford bus and train station. It is easily accessible by car and coach from the M6 and M6 Toll, and A460 with ample parking.


By Public transport

Nearest railway station: Hednesford


How to get in touch

Email us: museumofcannockchase@wlct.org

Call us: 01543 877666