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The Radstock, Midsomer Norton & District Museum Society
Preserving the Social and Industrial Heritage of the Communities of the Former Somerset Coalfield
New in the Shop:
Radstock & Midsomer Norton Through Time by Lorna Boyd, Published by Amberley Press, £14.99
A fascinating selection of photographs which trace the many ways in which Radstock and Midsomer Norton have changed and developed over the last century
"The Reshaping of British Railways" The Beeching report. Reprinted 50 years on £9.99
"The Bristol-Radstock-Frome Line" By Coiln G. Maggs £18.95. Published by Oakwood Press
The latest issue of Five Arches - Issue 75 (Winter 2012) is now available from the Museum shop priced £3.50
Back issues of Five Arches are available from the Museum and contain a wealth of local history information.
see Five Arches page or contact the Museum for more details.
Our Current Exhibition
'Children of the Pits'
May, June, July 2013
This exhibition aims to tell the story of the children who worked in our local mines during the 19th and early 20th centuries.
see Events page for more details
Opening Times (February to November):
Closed during December and January
There is free parking nearby in Waterloo Road.
All areas of the Museum are accessible by disabled visitors and there are two parking spaces for blue badge holders immediately outside the main entrance
Senior Citizens/Students 16+: £3.50
Family Ticket: £12.00 (2 adults and 2 children)
50p discount for B&NES Discovery Card holders on individual tickets only (not applicable to Family tickets or group prices)
Schools:£3.60 per pupil (includes VAT) (see Education page for more details regarding teachers/helpers)
Group Visits: Group visits can be arranged outside normal Museum opening times during daytime and evenings (subject to a minimum total payment). Please contact Nick Turner on 01761 437722 or email the Museum on email@example.com for more information.
Room Hire: The Museum can also be hired for meetings and business functions outside normal opening times. We have a range of facilities available including audio / visual equipment and can provide catering according to your requirements. Please contact Nick Turner on 01761 437722 or email the Museum on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Research: Interested in researching our archives? Click on Archives from the left hand panel above for more details of charges and how to book.
Donating Items: The Museum Society collects items which reflect the social and industrial heritage of the former Somerset Coalfields. If you have an item you think The Museum Society may be interested in then we would be pleased to hear from you. Unfortunately however, due to limited space, we are not always able to accept items which are offered and we are restricted on what items we can accept. Therefore although you are welcome to call into the Museum with your items (preferably on a Tuesday morning when a member of The Museum Society will be present) to avoid a wasted journey we would recommend that you contact us via email or post with as much information about the item or items as you can provide, preferably including a photograph, and we will reply when we have assessed whether we could accommodate the item in our collection.
Photo Library Blog: www.radstockmuseumphotos.blogspot.com
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