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Radstock Museum

Address: Waterloo Road, Radstock BA3 3ER, England
Phone Number: 44-1761-437722
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Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Radstock
Type: History museums, Museums
Owner description: This history museum depicts life in a rural mining community in England, featuring the social...
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Type: History museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Berkshire
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

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
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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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Radstock, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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246 reviews 246 reviews
84 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Dover, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

A great discovery. A realwell laid out and informative museum. Great exhibits on mining in Somerset. Room sets really well done. Great temporary exhibition on history of winter carnival. Good little shop and small tea room. Very friendly staff. Well worth a visit. Car parking available nearby.

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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This museum details the lives of the workers in the local coal industry. It is very strong on personal accounts and social history.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We visited as we had been told it was worth seeing. A senior pays £3.50 and we were then told we can return as often as we like for a year!!! We were greeted by a gentleman who was not at all pushy but offered to give us a summary of what we would see. He made the point that... More 

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Slough, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Mainly visited the museum for a Quoiting exhibition was delighted to see there was more ,mainly set around the coal mining in the area . Well stocked and volunteers were friendly. Would probably not entered as a one off as it was rather small and easily got round in an hour or so.

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