The Museum of Cannock Chase was once home to the Valley Colliery It is free to enter and tells the fascinating story of Cannock Chase, from its industrial beginnings, to its military role, famous local citizens, social history, domestic life and wildlife. Galleries include Cannock Chase Gallery, Interactive Toys & Games Gallery, 1940s Room, Miners Cottage Gallery, and Coal Mining Gallery with crawl through tunnel!
Enjoy our cakes, hot & cold drinks, ice creams and snacks in our Coffee Shop
Pick up a bargain from our excellent range of local history books.
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.
Map & Directions
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.
Public Transport Directions
Nearest railway station is Hednesford, which is 1 mile away.
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- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Facilities for hearing impaired
- Facilities for visually impaired
- Wheelchairs available
Booking & Payment Details
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- On-site light refreshments
- Picnic site
- Baby changing facilities
- Children welcome
- Education/study area
- Facilities for educational visits
- Facilities for groups
- Guided tours for groups
Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities
- Facilities for corporate hospitality
- Free Parking
- Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
- Gift shop
- Public toilets
- Smoking not allowed
- Welcome Host
- Accepts groups
- Coach parties accepted
|Winter (1 Oct 2023 - 10 Mar 2024)|
|Monday - Sunday||11:00||- 16:00|
|Summer (10 Mar 2024 - 30 Sept 2024)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 17:00|
* Last admission 30 minutes before closing. Closed two weeks at Christmas and New Year.