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Address: Waterloo Road, Radstock BA3 3ER, England
Phone Number: +44 1761 437722
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14:00 - 17:00
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Sun 14:00 - 17:00
Tue - Fri 14:00 - 17:00
Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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This history museum depicts life in a rural mining community in England,...

This history museum depicts life in a rural mining community in England, featuring the social, mining and farming heritage of the area.

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somerset railway and coalfields museam

Interested in the history of the somerset and dorset railway and the somerset coalfields this museum shows historical life of the industrial area of the mendips. 8miles from bath... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
225philipw
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Bath, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Interested in the history of the somerset and dorset railway and the somerset coalfields this museum shows historical life of the industrial area of the mendips. 8miles from bath on a good bus route , cafe available, visit the local town and walk the cycle path linear walk.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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460 reviews
187 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This a local museum for North east Somerset, but with a particular focus on the Somerset coal mining industry and, to a lesser extent, the railway truck manufacturing industry that grew up to support it. Staff are enthusiastic and keen to identify highlights. There are also displays about the local railways (Radstock was where the Somerset & Dorset crossed the... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

I've been going to Radstock since the late 70's but there was still a lot about the area it turned out I didn't know. Nice little museum well worth a visit.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

This is a private museum and well worth a visit. It gives history of coal mining, railways and education in the North Somerset Coalfield area. Very friendly, knowledgeable staff. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and will go again.

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Thank Leonard B
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52 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Since it,s relocation to the former covered market , a wealth of more displays have been added to this Local museum with a complete history of the local area a must for all visitors to the area

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Bath
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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I have been going to this museum since it opened (and it's former barn location). I personally love the fossils, underground mine walk through scene, giant dragonfly fossil model and the old shop that brings back so many childhood memories. Their stock of books around mines, railways etc. is great and the cafe great after a good look around. It... More 

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Do you remember how museums used to be- with really attentive staff and actually not very many "special activities"? Well this museum isn't massive and it is just like that and has a friendliness which is refreshing. And £12 for a year's entry for a family of 4.... Plus you must meet the lady I/c of the coffee shop...... It... More 

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Midsomer Norton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Perfect place to visit when the weather is not good enough to get out and about. Very informative displays and exhibits. History and nostalgia from days gone by. The staff are very friendly and helpful. There is parking nearby and a small cafe for refreshments. The museum covers two floors and there is a lift for those who cannot manage... More 

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Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Most interesting exhibits of the long lost Somerset coalfield and an important railway junction. Excellent guided tour, knowledgeable staff, well stocked bookshop and tea room.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Talks on the 50th Anniversary the S & D closure given by members of the S&D trust. I live where the bed of the railway ran so of special interest to me. The museum is fabulous and right on my doorstep.

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