The only steam driven brickworks in the UK
April to October
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 11.00 – 4.00pm. Last entry is 3.00pm
For the museum: Adults £4, Concessions £3, Children £2, Family £10.
For monthly steam-up events: Adults £6, Concessions £5, Children £4, Families £15
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Come and be amazed at the authentic sights, sounds and smells of the last steam-driven Victorian brickworks in the UK. Make your own brick, get close to the massive brick making machines and see how the men used to run 15 miles a day in the big drying sheds.
Special steam-up Sundays are held once a month from April through to December where you can see the machinery all working. An inexpensive family outing with lots of brick related activities for children of all ages.
Next Steam Up
Sun 24th Sep 2017: Trains, Trains, Trains
News and Projects
Published:17th Sep 2017 by Carolyne Haynes
It is always nice to get new photos sent to us via visitors. This time it was a professional photographer (retinaphotography.co.uk) who came to interview one of our egineering volunteers. He writes a blog post about weekend passions and volunteering for an old brickworks has to be an unusual way to spend one's free time!
This photo shows the John Wood & Son steam engine at work as part of our Heritage Open Days event last Sunday. As this is a free day to see the museum we wouldn't normally be steamed up but thanks to a donation from Taylor Wimpey we were able to this year.