Radstock Museum
Radstock Museum
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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This history museum depicts life in a rural mining community in England, featuring the social, mining and farming heritage of the area.
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JanetB3
Bristol, UK169 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Wonderful museum! Interesting exhibits with clear and informative presentation. There is so much to see. Friendly and knowledgeable volunteers. Just perfect. And it’s got a little cafe ☕️ Thoroughly enjoyed my visit. I will be back
Written 10 November 2023
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Charlie M
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
I think this museum is excellent! I expected mining and railways, but got sooooo much more! It was all fascinating. I particularly liked the old classroom set up and sitting at an old desk brought back memories ( bad ones mostly! 😂).I loved the fossils and geology exhibit and the underground mine display was great, with so many interesting objects to look at. The blacksmiths workshop fascinated me, with the enormous bellows!!! The old shop reminded me of my grandparents house. The biscuit tins were familiar from visits.
There was so much to read and look at and learn, but what makes a brilliant museum is the " feel" of it. I really felt that I'd gone back in time and experienced the past.
The volunteers were lovely and knowledgeable too. I also paid just £1.70 for a pot of tea, from a proper china tea pot.
I can't wait to visit again soon. Brilliant!
Written 9 August 2023
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Mark0751
Melksham, UK199 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
This is a fantastic little museum with lots to see. Staff were really friendly and welcoming. Can't wait to go back for the dragonfly exhibition.
Written 22 April 2023
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Leanne S
Bath, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
An amazing little museum. I took my toddler and 4 year old today, expecting a few dusty cabinets and 10 minutes out of the rain.
We were there for 3 hours! We loved the mocked up shop, kitchen and school room. 4 year old was fascinated by the mocked up mine. There was loads to see, the volunteers were lovely and the Tearoom very affordable. My 4 year old loved the Thomas the tank trail and spotting all the trains and letters.
We will be back!
For £6 for an annual ticket for me and free for the kids it’s an absolute bargain. Especially as we can also use the park over the road and then cycle along the old railway track.
Written 18 February 2023
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Alex H
Crowthorne, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
An excellent museum; I particularly enjoyed the co-op shop set out as it would have been around the time when my Mum worked in a local co-op. The reconstructed coal-mine with sound effects brought home how challenging it would have been for miners to work in that environment.

As I am interested in family as well as local history it was great to be able to scan the index of the collection of Five Arches magazines, and to discover my family names on the index of articles.

Definitely worth a return visit, and it is appreciated that the entrance ticket allows you to return as many times as you like within a year.
Written 31 October 2022
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Rye History Walks
Rye, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
Excellent and informative little museum chronicling the history of the often fascinating but often neglected Somerset coal mining industry. Staff were enthusiastic and helpful. A well spent hour and definitely worth a visit.
Written 8 September 2022
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Clive1234x
London, UK403 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Run by very enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff this museum portrays the story of coal mining in the area alongside other interesting local history/artefacts.
Low cost entry fee.
God for al ages.
Written 21 March 2022
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Andrew T
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
Learn all about the local coal mines , railways , and local industries.
Lots of old artefacts. Lots of friendly staff to answer questions.
Cafe , gift shop.
Highly recommend a visit.
Written 25 May 2021
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xMeganHoylesx
Radstock, UK9 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
Bit disappointed with the museum, wasn't much to see, and it was small. We were in and out within 45 minutes.
Written 10 October 2020
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Stan W
Warminster, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Very interesting.well worth a visit.will visit again with the annual ticket very good value.for both male and female.
Written 15 March 2020
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Radstock Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 14:00 - 17:00
  • Tue - Fri 14:00 - 17:00
  • Sat - Sat 11:00 - 17:00


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