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Radstock Museum

Waterloo Road, Radstock BA3 3ER, England
+44 1761 437722
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A lovely local museum

This museum is medium sized and can be visited over 3 - 4 leisurely hours. It paints a vivid... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2017
Rayman261
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Near Bath
via mobile
Fascinating History

Radstock and surrounding villages, hard to believe that such a small area used to have so many... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2017
Mo F
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Bath, United Kingdom
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This history museum depicts life in a rural mining community in England, featuring the social, mining and farming heritage of the area.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“local history” (15 reviews)
“coal mining” (3 reviews)
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Waterloo Road, Radstock BA3 3ER, England
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Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

This museum is medium sized and can be visited over 3 - 4 leisurely hours. It paints a vivid picture for the visitor, of the tough life in the former mining community. Well worth visiting for those holidaying in the vicinity. They have a small...More

1  Thank Rayman261
Reviewed August 19, 2017

Radstock and surrounding villages, hard to believe that such a small area used to have so many mines and local manufacturing businesses. The museum is staffed by volunteers who are very dedicated and knowledgeable, also a cafe and a small shop. There is an upstairs...More

Thank Mo F
Reviewed August 14, 2017

We, a group of 2 Brits & 2 Australians, came to visit the museum with an open mind although 3 of us had ancestors from the area. All four of us were delighted with our experience. There is an eclectic range of artefacts that cover...More

1  Thank David C
Reviewed August 10, 2017

Eclectic range of exhibits from Paleontology to modern times. Focus on local life, the Somerset Coalfield and mining industry and associated railways and canals. Plenty to look at and enjoy. Only slight reservation was the indifferent scones served with the cream tea in the Tea...More

1  Thank 150casey
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Spent a great afternoon at the museum, they now have interactive headsets that enable you to experience being down the mine shaft!! It is a great place to learn about local history with miners cottage, shop, schoolroom and mine shaft exhibits. The guides are so...More

Thank Jill S
Reviewed July 26, 2017

A superb display of all things Somerset especially transport and the local coal mining industry with graphics, wonderful photographs and a collection of historic artifacts. The Friendly Society, Somerset Mining, social history especially poignant. I was lucky enough to briefly meet the artist responsible for...More

Thank David T
Reviewed June 26, 2017

The last time I had been in this building was over 50 years ago when it was the Market Hall. What a transformation. Two floors of interesting and informative exhibits about the Somerset Coalfield and the area. It's not all about mining, but printing and...More

Thank OldieEastMidlands
Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

I took my Brownies here for a visit (I had never been) but we had an amazing time, we had the museum to ourselves and the Staff were brilliant, nothing was too much trouble. The Girls loved it especially dressing up in the "old fashioned"...More

Thank Ruth W
Reviewed May 2, 2017 via mobile

I found this a fascinating collection of artefacts to do with local life especially the mining element. Very interesting especially if you have a link to the area. The shop is full of books about local history. I could have sat all day and read...More

Thank Debby M
Reviewed April 29, 2017

Wow what a great day with the family at Radstock Museum. Lots to see and learn even for a local resident. Well laid out and modern museum interior.The staff could have been anymore friendly and helpful. A special thank you to our guide Clive for...More

Thank Jon D
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