Encouraging everyone to be active, creative and healthy


As well as permanent displays about the local area, coal mining, social history and toys & games from the past, the museum also hosts an exciting and ever-changing temporary exhibition programme throughout the year.


The programme of exhibitions provides the opportunity to view the work of both local and well-known international artists.


Please be aware the museum may change exhibition showings at any time. Please get in touch before visiting to check.


Graham Melville: Re-orientation

12 January to 27 February 2015

A collection of paintings depicting Japanese modernity and tradition. This exhibition presents an insight into the evolving contemporary city of Tokyo, the activity, intensity, tranquillity, colour, nature and the people existing within its infrastructure.


From his loft studio in Sutton Coldfield, Graham works in acrylics, depicting the myriad of colour and form encountered on his journeys. He immerses himself in the detail and highlights what could be overlooked in a photograph. Through this exhibition, he hopes to be able to share the magic and wonder of the city.



Reflections on the Great War through artworks inspired by Staffordshire collections

9 March to 26 April 2015

Ceramicist and printmaker Stephen Dixon will be producing new ceramics inspired by objects, photographs and documents relating to the First World War from archive and museum collections in Staffordshire.


Meanwhile filmmaker Johnny Magee of Manchester School of Art is creating a film to place the works of the exhibition in a wider context.


A Day in the Life of the Museum

Permanent exhibit

Our exhibition of photographs taken by local photographer Leanne Hulley, transfers to our Conference Room, offering another opportunity to see behind the scenes at the museum and find out what goes into creating the facility enjoyed by our visitors today. Please note that the museum reserves the right to change exhibition showings at any time. Please telephone before visiting to check.


Need space for an exhibition?

Our conference room is available to hire. Please get in touch for more information including availability and pricing.


Get in touch

Call 01543 877 666

Email museumofcannockchase@wlct.org