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Home to the collection of

The Radstock, Midsomer Norton & District Museum Society

Preserving the Social and Industrial Heritage of the Communities of the Former Somerset Coalfield

Our Current Exhibition

Patchwork & Quilting

see Events Page for full details

The latest issue of Five Arches - Issue 78 (Autumn 2013) 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.


New in the Shop (see Shop & Tea Room page for more details):
"Cheer Up! Ye Poor British Miners" CD sung by Dave Byrne with the Guss & Crook Band and Chorus, £10

"History of the Great Western Railway" by Colin Maggs, Published by Amberley, £20

"Peasedown St John and Carlingcott: A Look Back in Time Volume 3: The Band, The School, Sports" by Dick Graham, £12

"Killing Yourself to Keep Yourself" by Tom Randall, Published by Radstock Museum, £11.00

"Radstock & Midsomer Norton Through Time" by Lorna Boyd, Published by Amberley Press, £14.99

"The Bristol-Radstock-Frome Line" By Coiln G. Maggs £18.95. Published by Oakwood Press


Opening Times (February to November):
Monday: closed except for Bank Holidays
Tuesday to Friday: 2pm to 5pm
Saturday: 11am to 5pm
Sunday: 2pm to 5pm
Bank Holiday Mondays: 2pm to 5pm

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 

Admission Charges:

Adults: £5.00
Children 6 - 15: £2.50

Senior Citizens/Students 16+: £3.50
Free admission for children aged 5 and under

Family Ticket: £12.00 (2 adults and 2 children)
Groups: £4.00 per head - minimum number 15


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 info@radstockmuseum.co.uk 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. Please contact Nick Turner on 01761 437722 or email the Museum on info@radstockmuseum.co.uk 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.



Radstock Museum

Waterloo Road



Tel: +44 (0)1761 437722

E-mail: info@radstockmuseum.co.uk


Photo Library Blog: www.radstockmuseumphotos.blogspot.com

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Registered Office: Radstock Museum,Waterloo Road, Radstock, BA3 3EP

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