Much loved and highly successful children’s author, Steve Voake, has agreed to judge the entries in the Museum’s 2018 Children’s Creative Writing Competition: ‘HOW DID THE MINER LOSE HIS BOOTS?’ Steve, who is originally from Midsomer Norton, has sold his
Boltonites radstockensis, aka the Radstock Dragonfly, is a long extinct insect. Its fossil remains were found at Writhlington in 1912. Radstock Museum has a half size display model of the dragonfly in its swampy habitat of 300 million years ago.
It seems that ammonites are more than just interesting old fossils. They not only wander about the Museum after dark but they have BABIES. In case you thought you had already done the ammonite trail – THINK AGAIN – its
During the winter break, 2017/ 2018, we installed a selection of ‘smell’ boxes. Our new interactive sensory boxes help visitors to relive the smells of the Somerset coalfield in Victorian times. But be warned: not all of the smells are
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
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,
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.
Just in time for the wet summer school holidays our do-it-yourself money box kit, price just £1:00, for children to colour and assemble into a model of the Market Hall building. All you need are colouring pens, scissors and glue.