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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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Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Rainy day outing

Perfect place to visit when the weather is not good enough to get out and about. Very informative displays and exhibits. History and nostalgia from days gone by. The staff are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed today
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Midsomer Norton, United Kingdom
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Midsomer Norton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Perfect place to visit when the weather is not good enough to get out and about. Very informative displays and exhibits. History and nostalgia from days gone by. The staff are very friendly and helpful. There is parking nearby and a small cafe for refreshments. The museum covers two floors and there is a lift for those who cannot manage... More 

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Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Most interesting exhibits of the long lost Somerset coalfield and an important railway junction. Excellent guided tour, knowledgeable staff, well stocked bookshop and tea room.

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Thank Superdad1948
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Talks on the 50th Anniversary the S & D closure given by members of the S&D trust. I live where the bed of the railway ran so of special interest to me. The museum is fabulous and right on my doorstep.

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Thank Robert B
Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Good few hrs out but not to interesting for children mine r between 5 and 9 and got bored my grandchildren nice park near by for picnic

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Thank val b
Taunton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Lovely place to visit, a family ticket was bought which means that we can revisit as many times as we wish throughout the next 12 months. A great selection of local history books ref the railways and mining industries. A lovely tea shop with home-made cake, mmmmmm, the carrot cake was lush! We stayed for nearly two hours and explored... More 

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Thank chrislove425
Rossendale
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

This is a good museum that is well worth a visit if you are in the area. It details local history - not only the expected mining history but lots of interesting local snippets including the unexpected link to Lord Nelson !

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Thank zooma49
Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

This is a great little IA Museum not just mining, with some local social history transport and genealogical material. Took the grand kids (Boy & Girl) and they both enjoyed it. It also has a very good book shop and a small tea room. Well worth the small fee, £12 for 2 & two kids. Very helpful staff.

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Thank Stuart220
Pylle, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I went to Radstock Museum in Spring of 2015 and saw one of the most vivid and varied quilt exhibitions ever seen locally. The quilts were really fantastic! Both modern and more traditional.Thought it was a great venue for this kind of exhibition.Was well worth a visit and the museum itself had some really fascinating information regarding local social and... More 

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Thank g065
Penzance, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

What a fantastic place to spend between 1.5 and 2.5 hours. Loaded with lots of displays, featuring yester years history. The admission prices were very reasonable and if you were to take the time to look and not rush things then you should get about 2.25 hours there or longer. They have a very good cafe onsite that is run... More 

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Thank John J
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 367 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

This is a great museum - its cheap to visit and has some interesting displays, the staff are very helpful and the facts about mining in the area is very interesting. Well worth a look if in the area.

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