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Radstock Museum

Closed Now: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Somerset Coal Mining Museum

Who would believe the extent and history of coal mining in this lovely area of Somerset? This... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Seaford, United Kingdom
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Well worth a visit. The boys aged 5 and 7 were kept engaged. A lovely clean and friendly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Adrian M
Radstock, United Kingdom
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“local history”(17 reviews)
“coal mining”(6 reviews)
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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Waterloo Road, Radstock BA3 3ER, England
+44 1761 437722
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Reviewed yesterday

Who would believe the extent and history of coal mining in this lovely area of Somerset? This small museum is full of artefacts of the history of coal mining in the area. It is very interesting and would appeal to people of all ages.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth a visit. The boys aged 5 and 7 were kept engaged. A lovely clean and friendly environment. An experience not to be missed.

Thank Adrian M
Reviewed 24 September 2018

A lovely little museum, on two floors ( with a lift). It is run by volunteers, so there are limited opening hours, mainly in the afternoons, but not Mondays. My ancestors were coal miners, and worked within the pits, within a five mile radius of...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

A great afternoon out, excellent for all ages of visitors. Very interactive for children a great way to learn about the local history.

Thank Ruth W
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Spent a couple of hours at the museum. It is quite small but has a tremendous amount to see. Basically it contains the history of the North Somerset Coalfield from the 18th century to the final closure a few decades ago. It also focuses on...More

1  Thank rfi30
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Took advantage of a rainy BH Sunday to visit the fantastic Radstock Museum. Well worth the trip, especially as the ticket entitles you to visit again any time within the next 12 months. Very well laid out over 2 floors with lots of interesting exhibits...More

1  Thank westcountrybird
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Interesting museum and very helpful staff. The VR was fantastic for young and old alike. Coffee shop very reasonable and gift shop too. Ticket lasts a year.

Thank 43Han43
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We took advantage of a rainy Bank holiday Sunday to visit this museum and loved it! The quality of the displays are first class and the volunteers staffing it are just lovely. We learnt a lot about the history of coal mining in the area,...More

1  Thank lyegreen
Reviewed 22 August 2018

On Friday 17 th August,my wife and I visited this museum ,on a quest of ancestry research. The staff could not have more helpful.Whilst we went round the museum they searched for appropriate references.The contents of the museum provided a valuable background of coal mining,railways...More

1  Thank Roger D
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

My mum has been telling me for years to visit and I am sorry I didn’t listen to her sooner. We visited this week with a teenager and a baby. This little museum is fabulous and some of the exhibits put large national museums to...More

1  Thank Fee1814
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