Radstock Museum offers a wide range of facilities for school visits. 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 activities can be undertaken.

Programmes are linked to the National Curriculum and can include;


• Victorian Schoolroom under the supervision of a strict(!) school teacher

• Museum Tour learning about Victorian and 1930s Britain

• Mystery Objects investigating, classifying and displaying artifacts

• World War II, The Home Front

• When Grandma/Grandpa was a child


Programmes can also be tailored to meet individual need. School visits take place during the mornings when the museum is not open to the general public.

For further information please contact Birgitta Howell, our Volunteer Education Officer on 01761 232509 or if unavailable contact the Museum on 01761 437722.

*Some special needs can be catered for but it is best to contact the Education Officer to discuss special requirements at the time of booking a visit.


The cost is £3.60 per child (includes VAT). Adults (teachers/helpers) should attend as per recognised guidelines for school trips and there will be no additional charge for one adult per 5 infant school children, one adult per 8 junior school children and one per 10 secondary children. If a child needs a one-to-one helper he/she is admitted free. We cannot accommodate additional adults without prior agreement (do not recommend additional adults attending unless required for specific special needs). A charge will be made for any additional adults above the numbers quoted above. At all times the children will remain the responsibility of the teachers/helpers.


The Museum provides pinnies and waistcoats for the Victorian lesson and we welcome schools to come in costume.

Adult Education

• Talks
• Slide Shows

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