Mining Memories, the new coal mining gallery

Mining Memories has opened its doors following a £150,000 transformation.

The coal mining gallery, at the Museum of Cannock Chase, provides a new, permanent exhibit allowing people to experience a ‘day in the life’ of a miner and explore features of the mines.

Visitors can try out interactive displays including a crawl-through tunnel.

Stuart Murray, WLCT's chief executive, said: "Mining Memories is a spectacular exhibition which brings the history of the Cannock Chase coalfield to life, providing a place for local people to go to reminisce and for young people in particular to learn about this important part of the district’s heritage.

"I’m delighted that we have been able to bring this project to fruition."

 Mining Memories