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
Our development co-ordinator, Miranda Litchfield, was appointed early in 2017 and by ‘Opening Time’ in February she had used her artistic skills to make several changes to our permanent exhibits. We now had a washing line outside the Cottage, an
In February 2017 Radstock Museum began a programme of significant and exciting changes to its displays and permanent exhibitions that will enhance a visitor’s experience. Our full name changed to Somerset Coalfield Life at Radstock Museum which will gives people,