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

Have fun this summer with our CHILDREN’S COLOURING COMPETITION ( just for the Under 11s).

Here’s what you have to do:

1. Collect sheets from the museum OR download as a pdf HERE.

2. Make your colouring in as colourful as possible!

3. Hand your picture in at Radstock Museum by 30th September.


Somerset Coalfield Life at Radstock Museum would love children aged 11 and under to colour in the old Radstock Co-op delivery cart pulled by Trigger the horse.

This lovely old cart is on display in the museum with Trigger the horse on long-term loan from a local carnival club. We are not looking for the colours to be the same as the real thing- but we want the picture to be as colourful as possible. You can even add in some background of your own if you like.

Why not visit the Museum during the summer holidays to see Trigger and get a real feel for how to colour in your picture.

Colouring sheets can be collected from the museum OR you can download the colouring sheet HERE.

All entries to be handed in at the museum by September 30th.  

There are prizes for each age group so be sure to include your name, age and telephone number.

All entries will be displayed in the museum during October half term holiday and winners from each age category will be contacted by phone and invited to the museum to collect their prize.

Email: Janette at publicity@radstockmuseum.co.uk  if you have any further questions.


Our Children’s  Trail for the summer holidays is titled – ‘A Magical Story’.

This summer’s trail has been created by local author and Radstock Museum volunteer, Jane Clark. The Trail will be FREE, during normal opening hours, to Museum visitors; the usual Museum admission prices will apply.

Hunt around the Museum to find the animals and artefacts that match the beautiful illustrations in the story book written by Jane. It is the charming tale of the animals in the Museum who come to life at night and who take the reader on a guided tour of a Victorian mining town in Somerset.

Find the answers to the quiz and win a small prize.

The book will be available to buy from the Museum shop; it costs £5 with proceeds going to the Museum.


Our apologies but due to the Covid-19 restrictions not everything will be available to our visitors, young and older, this summer. 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.


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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