The Museum of Cannock Chase is dedicated to the fascinating history of Cannock Chase, right from its industrial origins through to its military role, its famous local inhabitants, its domestic life and its wildlife. The museum is open every weekday (excluding bank holidays).
Cannock Chase Museum is an immersive experience featuring interactive games and toys, a 1940s room, a Miners Cottage Gallery, walks out on Cannock Chase and the Hednesford Hills, and lots of quizzes to keep the kids happy. The coffee shop sells snacks, ice cream, hot and cold drinks and cakes, and you can also buy souvenirs, jewellery, toys and gifts from the excellent gift shop.
The museum also runs a busy programme of children's workshops and family events, as well as an award-winning education package and an ever-changing selection of temporary exhibitions.
How to Get to Cannock Chase Museum
If you're arriving by car, the museum is easy to reach via the M6 or M6 toll and the A460. Alternatively, it is just a 15 minute walk from Hednesford train and bus station.
Cannock Chase is a stunning and unique area of Staffordshire that has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. As well as featuring a large range of flora and fauna, much of which is limited to only a few areas within the United Kingdom, Cannock Chase also has an important industrial and social history, and was once an important mining centre. As well as the excellent Museum of Cannock Chase, Staffordshire also has many other attractions such as Alton Towers and Drayton Manor Theme Park, its many museums, galleries and stately homes and it is also handy for exploring the Peak District National Park and beyond.
Hotels in the area are relatively affordably priced and they range from functional 'crash pads' offering a homely welcome and a simple bed and breakfast service, up to five star luxurious establishments with spa treatments and all the extras you’d expect from a luxury hotel. There are plenty of hotels in Staffordshire due to its popularity as a holiday destination, as well as many guesthouses and B&Bs.