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Chasewater Railway Museum – ‘Museums at Night’ event

Chasewater Railway Museum

‘Museums at Night’ event


On May 13th 2016 the Chasewater Railway Museum went ‘out on the road’ to the Museums at Night event, hosted by the Museum of Cannock Chase.

There were several other grooups there, including the Tamworth Aviation Group, Air Britain, Wedding Cars, and a group of Green Bus enthusiasts plus a display of vehicles outside.  Also in the Museum was the ongoing exhibition ‘Transport of Delight’ by Chris Holloway – well worth a visit, running till June 19th.

The event was very well organised by the Museum of Cannock Chase, it just needed a little more public support.  Perhaps the timing was not the best – 5.00pm till 8.00pm on a Friday evening, in retrospect, doesn’t seem ideal.

It was the Chasewater Railway Museum’s first event of the year and we all thoroughly enjoyed it.


Chasewater Railway Museum – ‘Museums at Night’ event – at the Museum of Cannock Chase

Chasewater Railway Museum

‘Museums at Night’ event

At the Museum of Cannock Chase

Next Friday. 13th May 2016, 5.00pm – 8.00pm

May No.1

New Museum Aquisition, August 27th 2013.

The Museum of Cannock Chase, which is based at the old Valley Colliery in Hednesford, is redesigning the coal mining display. This means that a life sized fibreglass model of a pit pony will be surplus to requirements.

val and pony

An article was posted on their web site asking if any one could find the pony a new home. Chasewater Museum’s registrar John, spotted this, and promptly put in an offer for it. John’s bid was successful, beating many more offers from other interested parties, and Chasewater Museum is now the proud owner of this splendid animal.

Our thanks go to Nick Bullock for the collection from Hednesford and delivery to its new home at Chasewater.


The pony soon made itself at home in the Heritage Centre at Brownhills West.


All photo’s courtesy of John chasewaterstuff.