The Museum is in North Somerset; at the heart of the town of Radstock and close to the A367.
Our address is:
Radstock Museum, Waterloo Road, Radstock, Bath and North East Somerset, BA3 3EP.
There are public car parks in the town.
We are wheelchair and pushchair friendly. Read more in Access for All.
The Museum is conveniently located in the centre of Radstock town; close by is the Old Pit Wheel and a beautifully planted civic garden.
There are two public car parks in the town:
Waterloo Road car park; Postcode BA3 5FW (for sat-nav purposes)
The Street car park; Postcode BA3 3QQ (for sat-nav purposes)
Follow this LINK to a map which includes these car parks (scroll around a bit to see them all).
Please note that the area directly adjacent to the end of the Museum is private land and parking in this space is reserved for residents of the property next to us. Please respect this and park in the public car park which is just a few metres further down Waterloo Road.
Come on the Bus
Its just a 26 minute ride from central Bath to Radstock through the magnificent Somerset countryside.
Radstock is served by regular bus services from Bath, Bristol, Wells, Frome and Shepton Mallet. First Bus service numbers 172, 173 and 174 from Bath all stop in Radstock.
Access First Bus timetables here.
Arrive by Bike
The Museum is very close to National Cycle Route 24, the Collier’s Way : Bath to Frome via Radstock.
From Bath it is approx. 11.5 miles (18.6km) to Radstock:
Access to the cycle path is at Bath Spa railway station (Route 4). From Bath the route soon enters the celebrated Two Tunnels (Route 244), and then continues to follow the line of the former Somerset and Dorset railway line through magnificent scenery. Cycle Route 24 then follows quiet country lanes to Shoscombe where, nearby, it regains the old track bed of the S&D and so into Radstock. It is then just a short diversion from Route 24 to arrive at Radstock Museum in Waterloo Road: there are cycle racks directly opposite the Museum entrance.
From Frome it is approx. 10 miles (16km) to Radstock:
Access to the Colliers Way (Route 24) is at Frome railway station. From this direction the Collier’s Way also uses both quiet country lanes and the track bed of the former Bristol and North Somerset Railway; a branch of the Great Western. The line runs into Radstock from the south east.
The nearest stations are located in Bath and Frome and then by bus.
In the area
There is a lot to enjoy in and around this area of Somerset: the city of Bath is 9 miles to the north, Bristol is 16 miles and Weston-Super-Mare 28 miles.
The countryside around Radstock is adjacent to the Mendip Hills AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty).
There are many public footpaths which link the communities of the former Somerset Coalfield and these offer excellent walking routes to explore the industrial heritage of the area.
The Norton Greenway and the Collier’s Way are footpath and cycle tracks which follow the old track beds of the Somerset and Dorset and GWR railways and both these routes go past the Museum’s front door.
There is a local S&D heritage railway at Midsomer Norton within 2 miles.
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