Radstock Museum Museums

Radstock Museum
Waterloo Road, Bristol


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Run by a team of dedicated volunteers who have searched history books,

archives and memories of local people, the Museum has been described

as the jewel in the West Country's crown.

Radstock Museum celebrates the lifestyle of the typical Somerset coalminer.

The Museum illustrates not only the home life of the mining families, but

also the vibrant social, commercial and industrial structure of the last century.

Dedicated areas demonstrate the coalface and the miner's hard, dangerous

working conditions. Shop at the Co-op as his wife did over 60 years ago,

relive the trepidation felt by his children in the strict Victorian Board

School, see how the community life centred round the twin pleasures of the

church and the pub.

Memories and physical reminders live on take one of the four heritage walks

to visit the pit sites, or collect fossils. Learn more about Radstock, the people

and the surrounding areas by subscribing to Five Arches the Museum's own

periodical publication.

Permanent Displays include:

Mining Section & replica coalface

Miner's Cottage kitchen, scullery and privy

Geological Section, William (Strata) Smith & Diorama

(Click for more information)

Victorian Classroom

Village Co-op Shop

Radstock Town Centre Model (Circa.1930)

Agricultural Implements

Memories of Wartime

Friendly Society Sashes and Banners

John Wesley & Methodism (Click for more information)

Chapel and Commemorative China

Nelson Connection (Click for more information)

Forge & Carpenter's Shop

Somersetshire Coal Canal

S&D and GWR railway artefacts and memorabilia

The Reverend John Skinner of Camerton (Click for more information)

Opening Times:

Tuesday to Friday inclusive, Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays: 2pm to 5pm

Saturday: 11am to 5pm

Closed Mondays except for Bank Holidays

Closed December and January

Admission Charges

Adults: £4.00

Children/Senior Citizens/Students: £2.50

Free admission for children aged 5 and under and helpers for the disabled

Family Ticket: £10.00 (2 adults and 2 children)

Groups: £3.00 per head minimum number 15

Schools: (per pupil) £2.50 Teachers admitted free

Attraction Details

For enquiries about Radstock Museum, please contact the attraction using the details below.

VenueRadstock Museum
AddressWaterloo Road, Bristol, Radstock, Somerset, BA3 3EP
Opening timesSee opposite
Entry costs
Attraction typeMuseums

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