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“Interesting little industrial museum”
Review of Radstock Museum

Radstock Museum
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Radstock
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This history museum depicts life in a rural mining community in England, featuring the social, mining and farming heritage of the area.
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 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.

Thank MKMapman
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"cycle path"
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"interesting place"
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"tea room"
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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
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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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Reviewed August 12, 2016

Since it,s relocation to the former covered market , a wealth of more displays have been added to this Local museum with a complete history of the local area a must for all visitors to the area

Thank Brian P
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Reviewed August 10, 2016

I have been going to this museum since it opened (and it's former barn location). I personally love the fossils, underground mine walk through scene, giant dragonfly fossil model and the old shop that brings back so many childhood memories. Their stock of books around mines, railways etc. is great and the cafe great after a good look around. It is brilliantly displayed, very informative and a credit to the local area.

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