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Radstock Museum

Waterloo Road, Radstock BA3 3ER, England
+44 1761 437722
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Closed in the winter - check Opening times!

Twice tried to visit on spec, closed both times. Don’t be an idiot like me, make sure you check... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Geoffrey S
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Reading, United Kingdom
Welcoming friendly and informative.

We took our grandsons here and they thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. A very welcoming... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
jonathancb9
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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.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“local history” (15 reviews)
“coal mining” (3 reviews)
“school room” (3 reviews)
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Waterloo Road, Radstock BA3 3ER, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Twice tried to visit on spec, closed both times. Don’t be an idiot like me, make sure you check opening times first. My son reckons it is well worth visiting!

Thank Geoffrey S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took our grandsons here and they thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. A very welcoming friendly and informative place to take youngsters for a few hours.

Thank jonathancb9
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Experience the Coal Face Miners working conditions by entering the underground mock-up. See their living conditions. Learn about the two Radstock Railway Stations within Yards of each other one for the Bristol & North Somerset Railway (Which became the GWR) the other for the Somerset...More

Thank Rod B
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

This museum is medium sized and can be visited over 3 - 4 leisurely hours. It paints a vivid picture for the visitor, of the tough life in the former mining community. Well worth visiting for those holidaying in the vicinity. They have a small...More

1  Thank Rayman261
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Radstock and surrounding villages, hard to believe that such a small area used to have so many mines and local manufacturing businesses. The museum is staffed by volunteers who are very dedicated and knowledgeable, also a cafe and a small shop. There is an upstairs...More

Thank Mo F
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We, a group of 2 Brits & 2 Australians, came to visit the museum with an open mind although 3 of us had ancestors from the area. All four of us were delighted with our experience. There is an eclectic range of artefacts that cover...More

1  Thank David C
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Eclectic range of exhibits from Paleontology to modern times. Focus on local life, the Somerset Coalfield and mining industry and associated railways and canals. Plenty to look at and enjoy. Only slight reservation was the indifferent scones served with the cream tea in the Tea...More

1  Thank 150casey
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Spent a great afternoon at the museum, they now have interactive headsets that enable you to experience being down the mine shaft!! It is a great place to learn about local history with miners cottage, shop, schoolroom and mine shaft exhibits. The guides are so...More

Thank Jill S
Reviewed 26 July 2017

A superb display of all things Somerset especially transport and the local coal mining industry with graphics, wonderful photographs and a collection of historic artifacts. The Friendly Society, Somerset Mining, social history especially poignant. I was lucky enough to briefly meet the artist responsible for...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 26 June 2017

The last time I had been in this building was over 50 years ago when it was the Market Hall. What a transformation. Two floors of interesting and informative exhibits about the Somerset Coalfield and the area. It's not all about mining, but printing and...More

Thank OldieEastMidlands
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