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Address: Waterloo Road, Radstock BA3 3ER, England
Phone Number: 44-1761-437722
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Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: This history museum depicts life in a rural mining community in England...
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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A quality Moment in History

A visit here is very worthwhile and all the way between a Victorian Class Room to the Somerset Coal fields is to be enjoyed it evens has the atmosphere synchronizing with the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Bristol
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

A visit here is very worthwhile and all the way between a Victorian Class Room to the Somerset Coal fields is to be enjoyed it evens has the atmosphere synchronizing with the experience . Good parking and very welcoming and really is a worthwhile stop in anyone's day or travels.

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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

A first-rate town museum. More's the pity that, because Radstock isn't on the regular tourist circuit, the museum is so little known. It's packed with exhibits reflecting the social history of this mining district, together displays: a miner's living room, a pit itself, geological explanations, a [static] model of the railway in Radstock ....

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england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Have just returned home having spent the afternoon at Radstock Museum in Radstock Somerset where on arrival there is a free car park across the road, the Museum is one of the best around ,the exhibit's are beautifully done and easy to follow. Here you will experience a coal mine without the cold and wet and what an old school... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I really enjoyed this museum. An excellent archive and history. My 12 yr old didn't want to go ("it will be like school") but also really enjoyed it.

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Berkshire
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Have only visited once to see quilt exhibition which was brilliant and I think happens every couple of years. Well worth a visit.

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Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Recent visit took an old carbide bicycle lamp asked "Nick" {position in museum unknown}.could he please put a and date on my old lamp.He said "NO".Continued with my visit .Returned to reception to my collect my purchase,on my approach" Nick" said "we thought you would be back with more questions"I said just a couple more if you do not mind."... More 

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Nicholas T, Manager at Radstock Museum, responded to this review

I was delighted to read the positive comments about our museum and the volunteer staff and would thank the reviewer for this but was very distressed to read the comments regarding the conversation we had. I do remember the conversation and certainly did not intend to be rude or sarcastic but clearly that is how I came across. I can... More 

Radstock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is an excellent little museum, mainly recording local life as it was when the area had several coal-mines. There are also other exhibitions at various times within the museum. I have been at least three times over the last ten years, with family, teenagers, and friends. All found it a very interesting visit.

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Radstock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

well worth stopping to view this museum well presented with lots of worthwhile evening presentations

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 304 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Somerset's image is mainly rural, with a seaside element thrown in as well, and of course the glorious city of Bath. It surprises a lot of people to learn that in the adult life of many of us, over 1,000,000 tons of coal were being produced annually by the North Somerset coalfield. Life was rather more gritty for those living... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

From what was the original market building in the centre of Radstock has been turned into an absolutely superb museum. The exhibits are very well layed out and plenty of information is available. The little shop/cafe area is well stocked with local books and other interesting items and the staff are very helpfull and knowledgeable and great to chat too.... More 

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