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Address: Waterloo Road, Radstock BA3 3ER, England
Phone Number: 44-1761-437722
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2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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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Interesting and educational

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
thackabr
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Radstock, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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123 attraction reviews
231 helpful votes 231 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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8 helpful votes 8 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 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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15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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