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
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
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