Radstock Museum holds a unique archive of documents and images especially those relating to the social and industrial heritage of the former Somerset Coalfield.

Within our digital archive we have over 17,000 photographs and documents available for research.





A broad selection of these photographs are now available to browse (by subject) on a recently acquired “Public Access” computer.
We also have the Museum Society’s history journal, Five Arches, which contains a wealth of information on the local area.
To help you track down things of specific interest please send your enquiries by email to: research@radstockmuseum.co.uk  and our research volunteer will carry out an initial search, to see if we can assist, before making an appointment for you to visit our Research Room, if appropriate.
Please be as specific as possible with your enquiry to assist in the initial search.

Research Room visits will be on Tuesday mornings, by appointment only, as arranged with our research volunteer.
Charges apply, but access to the Archive is free to members of The Radstock, Midsomer Norton and District Museum Society and Radstock Museum volunteers.

Read about membership of the Museum Society here.

Back Issues of Five Arches, The Museum Societies Journal, can be purchased from the Museum Shop and will be available on your visit to the Research Room.