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Radstock, Midsomer Norton & District Museum
The Market Hall

Waterloo Road

Radstock
Bath

BA3 3ER
Contact
Telephone: 01761 437 722

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Overview of collections

This is a social and industrial history museum for the towns of Radstock and Midsomer Norton and the area of the North Somerset coalfield.

Overview of how collections are displayed

The displays reflect the strengths of the collection: coal-mining from the North Somerset coalfield; transport; Co-operative Society material; local Methodism; trades unions; local trades; and social life of the last 150 years.

Star Objects at this location

The Kilmersdon banner; Couss and crook; Horatio Nelson's dress.
Collection Descriptions
Agriculture Collection (Radstock, Midsomer Norton & District Museum)
There is a small collection of local agricultural tools and equipment.
Archaeology Collection (Radstock, Midsomer Norton & District Museum)
The collection includes a very few archaeological artefacts.
Archives Collection (Radstock, Midsomer Norton & District Museum)
The collection is supported by a collection of local ephemera; documents and other local archives.
Geology Collection (Radstock, Midsomer Norton & District Museum)
There is a small but high quality collection of local geological specimens.
Numismatics Collection (Radstock, Midsomer Norton & District Museum)
There are a few coins and medals.
Photographic Collection (Radstock, Midsomer Norton & District Museum)
There is a good collection of photographs illustrating the local area, events and notable personalities.
Science & Industry Collection (Radstock, Midsomer Norton & District Museum)
The chief strength of this collection is material relating to the North Somerset coalfield. The museum has a reconst...
Social History Collection (Radstock, Midsomer Norton & District Museum)
This is a good collection representing life on the North Somerset coalfield since about 1850. It includes material r...
Transport Collection (Radstock, Midsomer Norton & District Museum)
Transport artefacts include railway memorabilia; material relating to the Somerset Coal Canal; and a bicycle of the l...

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