The origin of this English phrase means that you can't do the impossible, but this small and idiosyncratic museum comes pretty close. Radstock was part of the mining community and there is a permanent exhibition devoted to the history of mining, and how workers lived with their families during that time.
Upstairs there are changing exhibitions. We went to one on child labour in the mines and that was most interesting. This is a bijou Museum with always something to surprise and unlike giants like the Science Museum in London you can take it all in during one visit.
It is very good value for money. If you're going once, you can go in free for the next 12 months. Downstairs is a very helpful book shop with lots of local books covering not only history but rambles and useful tourist information.
There is also a small cafe which serves delicious cakes coffee etc.
Parking is not too bad, you can park along the road which is not restricted or a small car park but I think there are time restrictions.
Overall, fans of nostalgia and local history will love this. Keep it going, support the volunteers, and spent a happy couple of hours in a community atmosphere.
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