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Saturday October 27th 10.0am until 4.0pm at the Somer Centre, Midsomer Norton.
Museum Fundraiser: TRASH OR TREASURE with Killens auctioneers.

FREE entry. Bring along your objects / antiques / treasures for valuation by a panel of antiques experts from Killens (Mendip Auction Rooms) £1 per item valued.

NOTE: One item can be a whole tea set. If you have, for example, a collection of old toy cars up to 5 can be valued for £1.

Should you decide to sell your items through Killens auction rooms, they will donate their seller’s commission to the museum.

Hot and cold drinks and home made cakes available; and a raffle.




Monday October 29th.

Radstock Museum’s Annual FOSSIL HUNT on Writhlington Batch for families during half term.


Free for Discovery Card Holders.

Check here for times and details nearer the time.




Thursday November 1st. 10.0am until 12 noon at the Museum.
AUTUMN FEST is our special children’s event for half term.

Special admission charges will operate for the event which runs for two hours, 10.00am until 12.00noon.
Each child: £2.50. One accompanying adult FREE; additional adults £2.50. Free for B&NES Discovery Card Holders.

Come and celebrate autumn and harvest time with lots of games, arts and crafts including: apple bobbing, making bird food fat balls, autumn lanterns, masks and corn dolls. There will be a small gift for each child.

Museum volunteers will dress up as scarecrows and if you want to join in too then please do; just jeans and a checked shirt with a neck scarf could be make a good scarecrow!

The tea room and shop will be open to all our guests for some warming autumn drinks, cakes and lovely gifts and souvenirs.

The museum is collecting harvest donations for the local food-bank. Please bring non-perishable food items such as dried pasta, breakfast cereal and tins of soup or vegetables.

Exiting news: Advance notice for the week beginning Tuesday November 6th.

Tuesday 6th November- Sunday 11th November: Museum CLOSED to visitors for a SPECIAL “ONE OFF” EVENT.

Somerset Coalfield Life at Radstock Museum in partnership with Black Hound Productions presents:

“At The Going Down of the Sun”; a play written especially for performance at the Museum.

Patrick Withey, of Black Hound Productions, has written a play about our local heroes returning from WW1. It will be performed by cast members of Black Hound.

There will be three evening performances, starting at 7pm, on Thursday  8th, Friday  9th and Saturday  10th November with two matinee performances starting  at 2.30pm on Saturday 10th and at 4.00pm on Sunday 11th November.

Tickets will be £10.

Please note: the whole Museum space will be dedicated to the play and therefore  CLOSED TO VISITORS  from Tuesday 6th November through to Sunday 11th. Back open normally on Tuesday November 13th.


Friday November 23rd. 7.0pm for 7.30pm start at Radstock Working Men’s Club.

Radstock Museum Fundraising QUIZ NIGHT.

Teams of 4 at £5 per person including the buffet. Prizes, Raffle, Bar.

To book a team call Janette on 01761 435448 or email




Saturday December 1st.
Radstock Museum presents: “An Edwardian Christmas” linked with Radstock Christmas Light Switch On.

This event will see museum volunteers in Edwardian costume with family arts and crafts and other activities within the museum.

Look here for more details nearer the time.

Saturday December 8th.
Radstock Museum’s Christmas Fair.

The Friends of Radstock Museum will once again welcome you to their popular Christmas Fair from 10am-4pm.

Admission is FREE.

Lots of Christmas gift stalls including jewelry, books, accessories, crafts and pottery with live festive music.

The museum tearoom and shop will also be open to tempt you with winter warming refreshments and unique Christmas gifts.


Photographs and videos will be taken at some events.

These may be used to help the Museum’s aims. They will not be used for any other purpose and no one in any photo will be identified by name without their specific consent.
Should you not wish to be photographed please let the event organisers and/or the photographer know.


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