An award-winning museum that offers an insight into North Somerset life since the nineteenth century. Created and sustained by dedicated enthusiasts who live and work in the area, the museum is a gem for adults and children alike. Radstock Museum is most definitely a child-friendly venue! With many interactive and hands-on displays and plenty of guides to talk to, it provides an excellent experience for all the family. And bring your grandparents - they may well recognise and be able to tell you more about the school, shop, cottages and artifacts on display!
Tuesday - Friday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays: 2.00 - 5.00
Saturday: 11.00 - 5.00
1 December - 31 January Museum closed, schools & adult groups by appt
Closed Mondays except for Bank Holidays
Closed December - January
Children/Senior Citizens £3.50
Child 6 - 15 £2.50
Family ticket £12(2 adults and 2 children)
Student 16+ (please show Student ID) £3.50
Schools (per pupil) £3.00 - TEACHERS admitted free (see website for full details).
Groups £4 per head (minimum number 15)
Free admission for under 6s and helpers for the disabled.
- Museums Association
Two parking spaces for disabled Blue Badge holdrs at the main entrance on Waterloo Road. Wheelchair friendly throughout and induction loops fitted.
The museum has a Victorian schoolroom where the children can take part in role-play lessons, a Co-op Shop, miner's cottage kitchen and a re-constructed coal mine section. Various hands-on activities can be undertaken on the mezzanine floor. Programmes are linked to the national curriculum and include:
* Victorian Schoolroom under the supervision of a strict(!) school teacher
* Museum Tour learning about Victorian and 1930s Britain
* Museum Trail focus on literacy, numeracy and artwork
* Mystery Objects investigating, classifying and displaying artefacts
Programmes can also be tailored to meet individual need. School visits can take place at any time by arrangement though mornings are preferred. For further information please contact Birgitta Howell at the Museum (01761 437722).
Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Natural Sciences, Science and Technology, Social History
Key artists and exhibits
- Mining Section & replica coalface
- Miner's Cottage kitchen, scullery and privy
- Geological Section & Diorama
- Victorian Classroom
- Village Co-op Shop
- Radstock Town Centre Model (Circa.1930)
- Agricultural Implements
- Memories of Wartime
- Friendly Society Sashes and Banners
- John Wesley, Methodist Founder & History of Methodism
- Chapel and Commemorative China
- Nelson connection
- Forge & Carpenter's Shop
- Somerset Coal Canal
- S&D and GWR railway artefacts and memorabilia