Welcome to the award winning Radstock Museum.

Home to the collection of The Radstock, Midsomer Norton & District Museum Society.

Click these links to go directly to Opening Times and Admission Prices.

Considered by many of our visitors to be ‘Somerset’s Best Kept Secret’


Radstock’s Old Market Hall

which is situated in the town centre and at the heart of the former Somerset coal field, displays a Heritage Collection of artefacts and memorabilia from the era of Victorian mining in Somerset.

We have a display area of approx. 500 square metres (over 5000 square feet) with galleries on two floors. Please visit our Exhibits and Collections pages.

We also have a cosy tea shop and a Shop selling over 200 publications of national and local interest including many by local authors.

Come and immerse yourself in the life and times of a Somerset Miner and his family. Discover the coal face where he worked, visit the store in which his wife shopped and sit at the desks where his children went to school.

Radstock Museum is run entirely by volunteers: please support us by coming for a visit, there is lots to see and do.



Saturday December 10th: 10am until 4pm. Free Entry.




The Friends of Radstock Museum’s ever popular Christmas Fayre will take place on Saturday 10th December at Radstock Museum, 10am until 4pm.
The Fayre is a great seasonal festive event and an opportunity to buy those special Christmas gifts. Stalls throughout the Museum will be selling an exciting range of goods. There will be a raffle, tombola and bric-a-brac stalls: something on offer for everyone.
There will be live festive music too with Ian Piff on his electric keyboard in the morning, and Farrington Gurney School in the afternoon.

The Museum tearoom and Book Shop, with its extensive range of local history books, DVDs, toys and gifts, will be open all day.
A great festive event and an opportunity to buy those special Christmas gifts.




Forthcoming Events: visit our Events and Talks pages for full details



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The Radstock Museum Newsletter, which is distributed by email, contains details of all the exciting things going on at the Museum:

  • Special Exhibitions and Events
  • Bygone Days and Science in Radstock talks
  • New publications,  including our Five Arches Journal, available to buy from the Shop
  • Children’s Events

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