About the Somerset Earth Science Centre

 

The Somerset Earth Science Centre was opened by HRH The Princess Royal in 2009. It is a beautiful energy-efficient building in a peaceful lakeside setting, surrounding by woodland.

Our facilities

We have a large classroom area equipped with the latest audio visual technology. In addition, we offer kitchen facilities, a cloakroom and toilets and  sheltered outside seating areas. Visitors have access to a large grassy meadow and stunning walks around the lake. As a result, we provide a perfect venue for educational visits, business meetings and community activities.

Accessible for all

As a state-of-the-art architect-designed facility, the Earth Science Centre is accessible to all visits. There are no steps around the centre and the doors are wide enough for wheelchairs to pass through. We have adapted toilet facilities for those with limited mobility or other needs.

Hospitality

The fully-equipped kitchen provides you with everything needed to create your own refreshments. Alternatively, we have good relationships with a variety of local catering companies who can meet your needs.

Large classroom area

Seats up to 60 (depending on set up)
Digital projector and whiteboards
WIFI
Fully-equipped fitted kitchen 
Lakeside decking

Sheltered outside seating areas

Free parking

Level access and adapted toilets
 

At a glance: our facilities

 

Meet our team

Our knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic staff oversee the smooth running of the Somerset Earth Science Centre. Our education team have experience of teaching a variety of age groups and can tailor their provision to suit Special Educational Needs (SEN).

All of our teaching staff have relevant higher education qualifications, ensuring we offer a varied and engaging programme that covers Mendip geology, quarrying and environmental issues.

Our staff and volunteers are fully DBS checked and have undertaken safeguarding training. Lead staff hold up-to-date first aid qualifications and have passed minibus driving certification with Somerset Country Council.

 

Quarry tour leaders are fully inducted into appropriate health and safety procedures for each operational quarry they enter.

Our sponsors

We are grateful for the support of our sponsors, who funded the building and support the running of the Somerset Earth Science Centre, enabling us to offer free learning experiences to local school children and community groups.

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Somerset Earth Science Centre Limited | Registered in England: 5717320 | Somerset Earth Science Centre is a registered Charity No 1122738

Registered Address: Moons Hill Quarry, Stoke St Michael, Radstock, Somerset BA3 5JU

The Somerset Earth Science Centre is sponsored by Aggregate Industries, Hanson, Morris & Perry, Tarmac and John Wainwright & Company