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Radstock Museum

Waterloo Road, Radstock BA3 3ER, England
+44 1761 437722
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A very good museum

Learned a lot about coal mining in England. Hard to imagine what more the museum could have shown... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
88puffin
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Sudbury, Canada
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Just live up the road from the museum its nice to see how Radstock use to be its interesting place... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Edmund W
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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” (4 reviews)
“school room” (4 reviews)
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Waterloo Road, Radstock BA3 3ER, England
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+44 1761 437722
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"changing exhibitions"
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"book shop"
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"cycle path"
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"modern times"
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"interesting place"
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"tea room"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Learned a lot about coal mining in England. Hard to imagine what more the museum could have shown, short of offering a visit of an old mine itself. This museum is not in an old mine, so visitors don't get to walk underground, but the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just live up the road from the museum its nice to see how Radstock use to be its interesting place if you visit or if your local so pop in and keep the place open to many local interests are closing due to no interests...More

Thank Edmund W
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What an excellent museum. It offered insights into how communities lived during the harsh mining times. It was interesting to see how the Co-op has evolved, to the less reverered companies of today. The landed gentry appeared to be the Waldegrave family.

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Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

superb museum and staff. there is plenty to see and well laid out. assistance dogs welcomed. lift for disabled.

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Reviewed April 25, 2018

Whilst this is an interesting, small museum, what makes the experience are the volunteers. Good to see folk wanting to give of their time. The coffee 'shop' is also commended; my partner has lemon drizzle cake that was reviewed positively! The level of interpretation is...More

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Reviewed April 17, 2018

What a pleasant surprise, never knew there had been so many coal mines in Somerset. Everything was well displayed and the staff most informative. Nice little tea room with a good selection of cakes and beverages. Parking is just 100mtrs. down the road.

Thank John W
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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

Been meaning to visit this museum for ages and when we eventually did, it didn’t disappoint. It was better than expected, with rooms set out as a shop, Victorian sitting room, school room etc. Lots of traditional mining memorabilia to be seen in the cabinets,...More

Thank Julie P
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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

What a gem of a museum- so much to see of interest and so well laid out. The children really enjoyed it and the coal trail. It is great value as well - £13 for a family and the ticket is valid for return as...More

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Reviewed March 10, 2018

This museum is well worth a visit...my husband & I live quite locally, had promised ourselves a visit for a long time...eventually we got there....a very interesting, friendly way to spend a morning. Quite a small building, but full of interesting things...a small walk though...More

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

We spent an enjoyable couple of hours here, including coffee and cake for one -Unfortunately no glutenfree for me, just coffee and crisps, but not surprising for a small museum. The recent revamp includes a virtual reality tour round a coal mine, which was a...More

Thank margaret r
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