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Description

The Museum tells the story of brick and tile making, one of the many labour-intensive industries once found in Somerset. At the heart of the Museum is one of the only traditional brick kilns to survive in southern England. It was one of six at the former Barham Brothers’ Yard in East Quay, Bridgwater, and was last fired in 1965.

Bridgwater produced an impressive variety of bricks, tiles, terracotta plaques and other wares that created the look of many Somerset towns. The kiln is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and was saved from destruction in the 1990s.

Location information

Type of Location

Historic
Industrial/Commercial
Urban

Address details

Property address Somerset Brick and Tile Museum, East Quay, Bridgwater TA6 4DB
County Somerset
What Three Words shopping.trials.grounding
Approx travel time from Bristol 1 hour
Approx travel time from London 3 hours

Property details

Property status Operational
Access Access via town centre, no restrictions.
Access restrictions Open as a museum every Tuesday.
Noise Adjacent to builder merchants.
Parking One-site for six vehicles, town centre park and display parking available.
Parking detail Six private hard spaces on, site usually for visitors. Town centre pay and display nearby.

Representative and contact details

Representative Beth Jerrett, South West Heritage Trust
Representative type Tenant
Phone 01823 278805
Email beth.jerrett@swheritage.org.uk
Website www.somersetbrickandtilemuseum.org.uk

Film location

Address Somerset Brick and Tile Museum, East Quay, Bridgwater TA6 4DB