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.


Current Exhibitions at Radstock Museum


heavy horses in harptreeNew ‘Village Histories’ Exhibition until November 30th

Our autumn exhibition at the Museum is the fourth in the Villages and Communities series and will feature the villages of The Harptrees and Pensford & Publow.





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


MEET THE VICTORIANS: October 27th from 10.00 until 12.30

teacher-3Radstock Museum will bring its Victorian displays to life with volunteers playing the roles of a miner and his wife, a shopkeeper, a schoolteacher and workers in other jobs, many linked to the coal industry. Follow the displays with a quiz book and get dressed up to have your photograph taken against a real photo backdrop of the Market Hall.

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