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 GWR) and canals, as well as a reconstructed Co-op store.
The museum in a converted market hall, and cannot be missed from the A367 due to the coal pit winding gear outside. There's limited free parking and a small pay & display car park a couple of minutes away on Waterloo Road (East off A367). There's a small shop selling a range of books and other items to do with local history, and an even smaller cafe.
Although it's not free, it's not that expensive to visit.
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