The Friends of the Museum are a community-based fund-raising group who meet regularly to discuss ways of promoting the Museum Society and the Museum.

The aim of the Friends is to raise funds for the Museum by organising or helping to organise fund-raising events, by acting as volunteers to support these events and by promoting the Museum and what it offers at every opportunity.

The Friends attend village fêtes throughout the district, organise social events, bingo, skittles and quiz evenings. One major event organised by the Friends is the highly successful Christmas Fair. The festival atmosphere is enjoyed by visitors and stall holders alike.
Funds raised by the Friends are often used to acquire new artefacts for the Society’s collection or to support the creation of new displays in Radstock Museum.

If you would like to support the Museum in this way, please join our Friends organisation. You will be made most welcome.

Joining the Museum Friends is FREE and will help the Museum to remain open and to preserve the social and industrial heritage of the former Somerset Coalfield.

If you would like to get involved with the Friends’ activities then send us an e mail to .

You can keep in contact with the Museum, as a Friend, by signing up for the Museum newsletter, Please click HERE

You can also support the Museum by joining the Museum Society as a member . Please click HERE.

And if you are interested in the history of the Somerset Coalfield then why not subscribe to our Five Arches Journal . Please click HERE.