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Radstock Museum

Waterloo Road, Radstock BA3 3ER, England
+44 1761 437722
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Whilst this is an interesting, small museum, what makes the experience are the volunteers. Good to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
plymouth
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Plymouth, Devon
Excellent

What a pleasant surprise, never knew there had been so many coal mines in Somerset. Everything was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
John W
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Ilminster, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“local history” (15 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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 8 April 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 3 April 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 10 March 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

1  Thank Suziejane51
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Reviewed 3 March 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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Reviewed 28 February 2018

I visited Radstock Museum on a bitterly cold but dry day in February, I last visited this place many years ago and Radstock has changed a lot (for the better) since then. The museum is situated in the iconic (and listed) old market building. The...More

2  Thank MoonRaker4
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Radstock Museum is a fantastic insight into the areas past. A great experience for all ages. The tearoom offer coffee and teas and the cakes are delicious.. can't wait to visit again.

Thank Michelle A
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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Great coffee and service nice atmosphere especially if you like books.The menu is ok if you like vegetarian or eggs on toast

Thank Mike C
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Twice tried to visit on spec, closed both times. Don’t be an idiot like me, make sure you check opening times first. My son reckons it is well worth visiting!

Thank Geoffrey S
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