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Radstock Museum

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Excellent

Spent a couple of hours at the museum. It is quite small but has a tremendous amount to see... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
rfi30
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Well worth a visit

Took advantage of a rainy BH Sunday to visit the fantastic Radstock Museum. Well worth the trip... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rachel S
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“local history”(16 reviews)
“coal mining”(6 reviews)
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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.
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Waterloo Road, Radstock BA3 3ER, England
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+44 1761 437722
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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

Thank lyegreen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Learned a lot about coal mining in England. Hard to imagine what more the museum could have shown, short of offering a visit of an old mine itself. This museum is not in an old mine, so visitors don't get to walk underground, but the...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Just live up the road from the museum its nice to see how Radstock use to be its interesting place if you visit or if your local so pop in and keep the place open to many local interests are closing due to no interests...More

Thank Edmund W
Reviewed 15 June 2018

What an excellent museum. It offered insights into how communities lived during the harsh mining times. It was interesting to see how the Co-op has evolved, to the less reverered companies of today. The landed gentry appeared to be the Waldegrave family.

Thank Moc20
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

superb museum and staff. there is plenty to see and well laid out. assistance dogs welcomed. lift for disabled.

Thank kevin g
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