Cannon Hall Museum
Cannon Hall Museum is home to an astounding mix of paintings, metalwork, ceramics, modern glassware and furniture collections displayed in exhibition galleries throughout the Halls’ historic rooms.
Of particular note is the Moorcroft collection, the finest collection of Moorcroft Pottery in a public museum. The majority of this collection was purchased in the mid 1980’s and since then the company has donated a large number of items to the collection, ensuring that the examples of design and form are kept up-to-date.
Visitors are invited to explore some of the grand rooms on the south front of the Hall including the Ballroom, Dining room, Terrace room and Drawing room and Library which have been restored to their former grandeur. Furniture by George Hepplewhite, Thomas Chippendale and Robert Adam fill these historic rooms and later designs from Shapland and Petter provide a fitting contrast.
Bedrooms in the upper floor of the Hall have been transformed into galleries: the Decorative Arts, Changing Exhibition and Moorcroft Galleries are wonderful family friendly spaces and house stunning displays of the collections.
The Victorian Kitchen is brought to life throughout the year by groups of school children who come to Cannon Hall to experience life as a Victorian servant. Historical toys and games, life in the war, art and design and the natural world are all part of the award-winning learning programme.