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Address: Waterloo Road, Radstock BA3 3ER, England
Phone Number:
+44 1761 437722
11:00 am - 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

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 really outstanding museum

The short story is that this is a really good, high quality museum about the local area. I would highly recommend a visit to anyone, but especially those from the local... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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144 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 327 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The short story is that this is a really good, high quality museum about the local area. I would highly recommend a visit to anyone, but especially those from the local area. The longer story is that this museum tells, amongst other things, the largely forgotten history of the industry that used to exist to the south and south-west of... More 

Thank KeenHiker97
Radstock, England
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

We visited the museum as a family and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was good to find out all about the history of Radstock. Would recommend.

Thank takkatek
Willaston, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2017

I had planned to visit Radstock Museum for some time and was not disappointed when I made my visit. It gives you a detailed insight into the Coal Industry which thrived in the area along with the associated footwear industry and the canal and rail links. It is well worth a visit.

Thank Holgate1953
Minehead UK
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2017

We visited the museum today and were welcomed by a really friendly and helpful lady. She was the very best. However, another member of staff was the complete opposite which rather spoiled our visit. Apart from that, the museum could be greatly improved by having item numbers a little bigger. The number were so small that we gave up on... More 

Thank Tarxien123
Bath, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2017

Really interesting place about the mines how people lived they have a old schoolroom you can dress up

Thank chloehorton
Bath, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017 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.

Thank Alassea68
Bath, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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.

Thank 225philipw
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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498 reviews
201 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
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 

Thank MKMapman
Norwich, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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.

Thank James K
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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.

Thank Leonard B

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