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Radstock Museum

Waterloo Road | Radstock, Bath BA3 3ER, England
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Ranked #22 of 92 Attractions in Bath
Type: History Museums
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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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

A small but perfectly formed local museum. Well worth a look if your in the area - but take care approaching the strange roundabout system!.

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Bristol, UK
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

We went along to visit the Quilting & Patchwork exhibition. This was fantastic. Well laid out and lots of information provided. We also looked around the small museum which was really interesting. I hadn't realised there was coal mining in the area. The small replica shop was very interesting.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

For a rather small town museum this was a gem. The grand children really loved it. For youngsters and young adults alike it paints a picture of the area that has long gone and is barely recognisable unless you go searching for it in the batches, canal remnants etc. Mining fossils canals and railways were all so much about this... More

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Devon UK
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Wonderful art work! Recommend it to every visitor! Lovely collection , do not miss out. Cafe is worth visiting too- the food is very good

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Bath, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
15 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Inspirational exhibts which are sad and joyous in equal measure, it certainly made us sit up and think about the appauling conditions in which our ancesters worked. Nice attentive guides, who were there if you needed help but did not bother you if you were engrossed, this is a fine line and they should be applauded as it was only... More

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Wells, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This is great for information on days gone by. Mining in the area was especialy interesting for our grandchildren A very good use for the old building. While you are are in Radstock take the children over to the playpark to let of steam

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

This museum started life in the barn of a local and has progressed to its current premises, easy to find just a few miles out of Bath on A367. It will give you a real flavour of life in this part of Somerset with a recreation of a mine as well as a school room and the Co op. It... More

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