In the Alex Hann Exhibition Gallery this year.

The Market Hall: 25 years a Museum

On 10th July 1999 the Museum opened its doors at its new home in the former Market Hall in Radstock having moved from its previous home at Barton Meade in Haydon.

 To celebrate the 25th anniversary of this move the Museum will be hosting a display looking back at the history of the Market Hall, the project that saw its conversion to a museum and some of the highlights of those 25 years.

The display will open on 11th June and will be in place throughout the summer as a tribute to the efforts of the volunteers who got the project off the ground and have continued to make the Museum such a success.


In the kitchen: cooking gadgets and utensils from the Museum’s collection.

 This spring we have delved into the backs of our storage cupboards and brought out some of our old and unusual kitchen equipment. Alongside tools that look much like something in your own kitchen, we are showing less familiar items such as hand-cranked gadgets that mechanise the tasks you would do today in a food processor.

Herbert Golledge and the Edward Medal

Also new on display is the Edward Medal (Mines) awarded to local man Herbert Golledge in 1917 alongside associated photographs and information telling the story of the act of bravery that led to that award. These items have recently been kindly donated by the Golledge family and are on display for the first time.

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