Radstock Museum Shop sells a wide range of books of Local and National interest.

We also sell pictures, CDs and DVDs, souvenirs, pocket money gifts and many other items of interest to our visitors.

Five Arches History Journal: Subscriptions: Current Issue: Special Issues: Back Issues.

The Shop is open February to November during normal Museum opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 2pm – 5pm and Saturday 11am – 5pm. It is closed Mondays (except bank holidays). For full details go to Opening Times.

We also offer a Mail Order service. How to use Radstock Museum Mail Order.

The Books we have for Sale:

We stock over 200 titles of specialist books of both Local and National interest.
In order to make your browsing easier we have divided the specialist titles into 8 sections:
(Please note that some books may have an entry in more than one section). Click the link to access the page.

New books in the Museum Shop
Coalmines, Mining and Local Industries
Children’s books
Local People and Places
Railways and Canals
Walks and Maps

In addition, if you know what you are looking for, you can use the simple website Search, at the top of this page, to find key words from the title or the author of the book you seek; the search will identify the page or pages on which the book is listed.

Some of the more specialist books do have short print runs ; they sell out and are not scheduled for re-printing. However, because of their specialist nature, they are often donated back to the Museum and then they turn up in the second- hand books area in the Museum Shop. If the book you are after falls into this category it could be worth coming into the Museum and checking our second-hand book stock.

We also offer a Mail Order service. How to use Radstock Museum Mail Order.

We aim to keep the website up to date with respect to both the Shop stock and the prices. However things do change and sometimes the website doesn’t keep up or is just plain wrong. The webmaster apologises if this happens.

New David Fisher prints in the Museum Shop.

We have six wonderful new limited edition prints of pencil drawings by local artist, David Fisher, on sale in the museum shop:

1 Hallatrow station on the Bristol & North Somerset Railway.

2 SS Radstock at Burnham-on-Sea

3 Class 2P piloting West Country Pacific on arrival at Bath Green Park

4 Class 1P leaving Chilcompton Tunnel

5 Class 9F arriving at Midsomer Norton

6 GWR and S&DJR crossing at Five Arches

The prints come in two sizes and qualities:

The larger ones are numbered in a limited edition of 250 and are premium quality reproductions. They have a border. Actual print size is 20.75 inches x 13.75 inches (50 cm x 35cm). With border they are 23.5 inches x 16.5 inches (59cm x 42cm). Price £40 each, £200 for 6.

The smaller ones are unlimited and standard quality. They are 16.5 inches x 11.75 inches (42 cm x 30cm). No border. Price £15 each, £75 for 6

The prints are currently exclusively available in Radstock Museum shop in person or by mail order: shop@radstockmuseum.co.uk .

David Fisher 1946 – 2013

David Fisher was Midsomer Norton born and bred and had a highly successful career as a freelance artist and designer. His commercial work included almost 400 pictorial inn signs for breweries throughout SW England and a series of huge murals (many over 60ft long) for display in motorway service areas from Dover to Gretna Green. In 1970, David was made an Honorary Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Painters and Stainers of the City of London.

After 30 years of working in the corporate field, David returned to painting subjects close to his heart, with commissions and producing fine art using oils, watercolours and acrylics. He was particularly well known for his local scenes and his keen interest in steam railways.

The six prints displayed for sale in the shop are a series of pencil drawings created by David in 1983 for the Radstock Co-operative Society’s 1984 calendar. Reproduction rights for these and several other David Fisher original drawings have been granted to Radstock Museum by the Radstock Co-operative Society and by David’s widow, Mrs Brenda Fisher.

We keep an excellent selection of GREETINGS CARDS many produced by local artists and featuring local scenes.

In partnership with the local Radstock social enterprise Autistic Eye we sell special art works created by people with Autism. The Museum shop has a selection of Autistic Eye greetings cards at £1.75 each.

We also have cards and prints by local artist Roger Jones to buy and to order.
Roger Jones Cards at £2.35. Roger Jones prints from £39.00 unframed.

Mail Order.

The Volunteers at the Museum Shop offer an old fashioned Mail Order service. You identify the book or item that you want, we tell you the total cost including postage, you send us the money and we then post it to you.

How to use Radstock Museum Mail Order.