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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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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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Interesting little industrial museum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
MKMapman
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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436 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Norwich, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars 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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47 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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Bath
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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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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Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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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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