We love having young visitors in the Museum and have prepared a range of activities to suit all ages.

Our apologies but due to the Covid-19 restrictions not everything will be available to our visitors, young and older, this summer. This includes the virtual reality through a coal mine. We are sure you understand.

Here are a selection of the activities that are available to our younger visitors during Museum opening hours and are included in your annual entry ticket.

Virtual Reality has arrived in a Victorian coalmine.

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 at 60 feet per second, then, as you ride further in the coal truck you will see the pit ponies, the miners working with picks to win the coal and watch them eating a meagre lunch. There is lots, lots more … but that would be spoiling the surprise!!
This  attraction is only available at the weekends; it is included in your Museum Admission ticket.

Please read the Small Print.
The Virtual Reality relies on the use of technologies which we cannot always guarantee. However, we will always do our best to ensure it’s available to visitors at all advertised times.
The experience is not suitable for: the under 5’s, those who are pregnant, those with epilepsy or those with any existing heart conditions. This is purely for the safety of our visitors and it will be up to the supervising steward’s discretion to decide who can and cannot participate.

We have a range of QUIZZES available for you to try during your visit.  The 12 month tickets mean that you can come to the Museum often and try a different quiz each time.

Follow the AMMONITE TRAIL : this one is good for smaller people as a lot of it happens at their eye level.

The DRESSING UP area is popular. Mop caps and aprons for the children and mortar boards  and gowns for the adults.

BE SURE TO STOP BY THE SMELL BOXES: on your way round the Victorian town.

The volunteers in the Museum’s Education team also run several special Children’s Events, during half-term and school holidays.

These are usually in the mornings when the Museum is otherwise closed; there is a small charge towards craft materials and refreshments.

Full details of these event mornings are advertised on the Events page.

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