The Museum of Cannock Chase site was once the home to the Valley Colliery, the training pit for thousands of young men beginning their working lives in the local coal industry. The pit has gone and in its place are over 30 acres of green space on the edge of Cannock Chase, at the gateway to Hednesford Hills Nature Reserve. The Museum occupies the former colliery corn store, where the pit ponies' food was kept and which later became a training centre for young miners. The Museum has permanent galleries – mining gallery, toy gallery, 1940s gallery, miners cottage and local history gallery, which tell the social, industrial and domestic history of Cannock Chase. The Museum also hosts a programme of changing temporary exhibitions throughout the year.