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Brick and Tile Museum, Bridgwater

The museum is dedicated to the local industry of brick and tile making, one of the many labour-intensive coal based industries once found in Somerset. The core of the museum is the only remaining tile kiln in Bridgwater. It used to be one of six at the former Barham Brothers’ Yard at East Quay. It was last fired in 1965, the year that the works closed.


Demonstrated inside are the methods and processes involved in making the impressive variety of bricks, tiles, terracotta plaques and other wares that create the ‘look’ of Somerset towns like Bridgwater, Burnham and Glastonbury. The kiln is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, saved from dereliction in the 1990s when it became a museum.



Somerset Brick and Tile Museum

East Quay




01278 426088


Opening Times

Tuesday - 10am to 4pm

Thursday - 10am to 4pm

CLOSED: 22 & 24 May

Coming up this half term holiday

Tuesday 29 May 10.30 am - 1.00 pm
Celts to Romans

Drop-in activities: Build an aqueduct, make a mosaic, strike your own iron age coin and touch and see real museum objects.

£1 per child 3+ age.
Limited parking.

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