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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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A local gem

I visited the museum in the hope I would learn some of the local history of Radstock and the surrounding villages, and I wasn't disappointed. For such a little museum there's... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Alassea68
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Bath, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the museum in the hope I would learn some of the local history of Radstock and the surrounding villages, and I wasn't disappointed. For such a little museum there's plenty to interest, and the volunteers are friendly and welcoming.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Interested in the history of the somerset and dorset railway and the somerset coalfields this museum shows historical life of the industrial area of the mendips. 8miles from bath on a good bus route , cafe available, visit the local town and walk the cycle path linear walk.

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Thank 225philipw
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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478 reviews
196 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

This a local museum for North east Somerset, but with a particular focus on the Somerset coal mining industry and, to a lesser extent, the railway truck manufacturing industry that grew up to support it. Staff are enthusiastic and keen to identify highlights. There are also displays about the local railways (Radstock was where the Somerset & Dorset crossed the... More 

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Thank MKMapman
Norwich, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

I've been going to Radstock since the late 70's but there was still a lot about the area it turned out I didn't know. Nice little museum well worth a visit.

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Thank James K
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

This is a private museum and well worth a visit. It gives history of coal mining, railways and education in the North Somerset Coalfield area. Very friendly, knowledgeable staff. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and will go again.

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Thank Leonard B
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59 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

Since it,s relocation to the former covered market , a wealth of more displays have been added to this Local museum with a complete history of the local area a must for all visitors to the area

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Thank Brian P
Bath
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35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

I have been going to this museum since it opened (and it's former barn location). I personally love the fossils, underground mine walk through scene, giant dragonfly fossil model and the old shop that brings back so many childhood memories. Their stock of books around mines, railways etc. is great and the cafe great after a good look around. It... More 

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Do you remember how museums used to be- with really attentive staff and actually not very many "special activities"? Well this museum isn't massive and it is just like that and has a friendliness which is refreshing. And £12 for a year's entry for a family of 4.... Plus you must meet the lady I/c of the coffee shop...... It... More 

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Midsomer Norton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 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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Boston, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 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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