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Museum of Cannock Chase

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KFriend wrote a review Oct 2020
Staffordshire, United Kingdom16 contributions1 helpful vote
The adults and kids all really enjoyed the out Halloween trail today. We came this morning, despite the rotten rain, had lots of fun. We felt very safe and noted that you had taken every precaution to ensure this. The dressed up adults we encountered were all in very high spirits and really added to the excitement. So please pass on our thanks to your team, we were cheered by our experience with you all today, inside and outside the museum (we did the museum trail too!). It was our first visit. We will happily recommend you to family and friends.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from DavytheCanary, Museum Team at Museum of Cannock Chase
Responded 4 Nov 2020
Dear KFriend Thank you for visiting the museum for the Spooky Trail and Hallowe'en fun, which we thoroughly enjoyed too! The team really love that you have taken the time to review the museum and we hope to see you again when we re-open later in the year. Stay safe and well.
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Ellie J wrote a review Aug 2020
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did not enjoy it at all and my kids didnt enjoy it was really boring the kids hated all of it nothing fun for the kids to do
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from DavytheCanary, Museum Team at Museum of Cannock Chase
Responded 2 Sep 2020
Dear 134elliej Thank you for the review of your day out. The Museum of Cannock Chase closed in March 2020 due to the covid-19 pandemic and recently re-opened on Thursday 27th August 2020. Perhaps you would like to visit the museum now that we are open as it appears you made a visit during the period of time when the museum was closed to the public. Up to date information about the Museum of Cannock Chase can be found on Facebook/museumofcannockchase
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roangirl wrote a review Feb 2020
Fleet, United Kingdom119 contributions84 helpful votes
We took our 10 year old twin grandchildren there last friday. On arrival we were all disappointed because we were expecting to do the Recycling craft workshop which had appeared on the web, but apparently it had only run on Thursday. The web page had said come anytime - open at half term , no booking, so rather confusing! So we had to settle for the Toy museum, which was actually quite entertaining and hands on. Entry is free and the place was nice and clean. This would be 5 star if craft had been available. The section on mining is probably OK for older kids.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from DavytheCanary, Visitor Services Team at Museum of Cannock Chase
Responded 25 Feb 2020
Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your visit to the Museum of Cannock Chase. We are pleased to hear your grandchildren enjoyed the hands on activities in the Toy Gallery and hopefully you will be able to return and participate in our future craft activities during a school holiday. We have reviewed the publicity, and welcome your feedback in order to avoid confusion for visitors in the future. Up to date information on our activities can be found on Facebook in addition to many websites. We look forward to welcoming your family in the future.
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Vance L wrote a review Nov 2019
Walsall, England10 contributions2 helpful votes
I visited primarily to submit a couple of pieces of art work for the 'Wild about Staffordshire' exhibition but thought I'd take a look around the museum whilst I was there. What a wonderful discovery! I went upstairs first and was totally absorbed by the historical mining presentation - a room full of easy to read wall panels with photographs and interviews and also some interactive material that was very well presented and engaging. I spent a good ninety minutes there but could have spent more! Next I went downstairs and found a really lovely exhibition room which was displaying the work of the talented local artist Matt Sayers! Loved it! Didn't have time to try the coffee or cakes - but there's always next time! Apart from the museum itself there are the surrounding hills to explore if you have the time. They're quite beautiful. All this just a short walk from Hednesford town centre and its railway station.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from DavytheCanary, Visitor Services Team at Museum of Cannock Chase
Responded 20 Nov 2019
Dear Vance Thank you for your review of the museum. We are glad that you had the chance to look around whilst you were here and hope that you will get the chance to return and try out the delights in the coffee shop on your next visit. The current exhibition 'Wild about Staffordshire' runs until 17th December 2019. We hope that the visitors will appreciate your wood sculptures which are on display along with a variety of other artists work.
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LichfieldBoy wrote a review Sep 2019
Lichfield694 contributions296 helpful votes
This was our second visit but the first was over 25 years ago and it's changed a lot. Entry is free and there's plenty of parking at the rear of the museum. We used to work for the NCB/British Coal and found the exhibition on the history of coal mining in the area fascinating, it's unbelievable how the industry transformed the people, villages and towns around Cannock Chase or the impact it had in terms of canals & railways. The other section I found most interesting related to the old shops, schools and buildings which have now gone but are part of our local heritage. I heartily recommend that anyone who has grown up in the Cannock area should visit this museum and relive some of their past, especially if you're over 60 (but kids will love some of the other exhibits) .
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from DavytheCanary, Visitor Services Team at Museum of Cannock Chase
Responded 16 Oct 2019
Thank you for visiting the Museum of Cannock Chase. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable visit and would recommend it to others. We hope to see you again soon.
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