This museum illustrates the rich social and industrial heritage of the area, from medieval hunting forest to coal field community, reflecting the social and domestic life of times past. The new Toys Gallery has a collection of toys from the Victorian era right up to present day, including lots to do for kids of all ages. Enter the Coal Face gallery to discover the harsh working conditions of a coal miner. Temporary exhibitions and a full events diary ensure that there is always something new to see or do. Due to a recent refurbishment we now have a local history gallery which tells the story of the Cannock Chase area. The museum is part of the heritage lottery funded Cannock Chase heritage trail.