Plunge deep down into the Radstock coalmines with the Museum’s NEW Virtual Reality Experience. Devised in collaboration with Bath College students we offer a VIRTUAL REALITY RIDE into the mines of the Somerset Coalfield. Travel down in the pit cage
New life has been breathed into our print workshop with help from Peter Leach of JFDi Print Services Ltd. Peter has given the Albion Press a major service, so that it is now capable of printing again. Our model was
During the winter break 2017/ 2018 the tea room had a complete make-over and is now resplendent in the livery of the Southern Region Railway. The window panes are cleverly decorated with black and white images taken from the Museum
Fourteen circular walks in and around Radstock by Peter Bradshaw, Larry Cunningham and Sue Fraser. This brand new book, which is priced at £5.00, is published by Radstock Museum. All the walks in the book start and finish at Radstock Museum.
For summer 2018: The Story behind the competition……………………….. In August 2017, during a community litter clear-up behind St Nicholas’ Church, in the riverside area known as Snailsbrook where coalminers used to clean up after a hard shift down the pit,
The Friends of Radstock Museum, our community fund raising group, have sponsored the purchase of four banners. These colourful banners, which have been specially designed by Miranda Litchfield, the Museum Development co-ordinator, focus on our specialist collections of Ceramics, Curiosities, World
Our new children’s trail: Amy the Ammonite & Friends. Designed especially for the under 5s who sometimes find the picture quiz a bit demanding. Smaller children are invited to go on a Fossil Hunt and search for 10 hidden ammonites.
In May 2017 the new display cabinet, which had been on order for many months, arrived. As it is fully up to modern museum specifications it will enable us to house more small temporary exhibits, particularly those of high value
In April the Funeral Bier was moved to a new location adjacent to the mine; a much more appropriate place as it now depicts the death of a coal miner with a simple bunch of flowers on the coffin, no
JAMES MCMURTRIE James McMurtrie was born in Ayrshire in 1840. He came to Somerset at the age of 22, appointed “Head Bailiff” (foreman or overman) of the three Waldegrave collieries in Radstock: Middle Pit, Ludlows and Wellsway. He was charged