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Brede Steam Engine Society - The Giants of Brede

Rother

Type:Heritage / Visitor Centre

Brede Waterworks, Waterworks Lane, BREDE, EAST SUSSEX, TN31 6HG

Tel: +44 01323 897310

Brede Steam Engine Society - The Giants of Brede

About

A museum of water heritage pumping machinery, mainly from the steam era. The collection comprises examples of triple expansion and compound steam pumps dating from 1889 and all capable of being demonstrated currently by compressed air, but ultimately under steam power.

The original tall engine houses (now Listed) and dating from 1904 and 1940 display building construction and architectural styles typical of Victorian and Art Deco periods. The restoration is being undertaken by the dedicated Society volunteers committed to keeping alive engineering skills of the past for future generations. Open 1st Saturday in month 10:00-16:00 plus Bank Holiday Mondays.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Visual tape of engines last in steam, heritage footage, visual displays.
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Historic audiovisual tape available. large print notices available.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - Hot and cold beverages, cakes etc. Limited seating indoors.
  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Toilets - No facilities for wheelchair users at present. Plans in hand to have facilities built.

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 02:00
  • Groups Accepted
  • Max group size - 100
  • Min group size - 8
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Marketed Towards Families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted - All schools are admitted free.
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - All groups are admitted for free.
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals - All visitors are admitted for free.

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A28. From the village of Brede, 7 miles north of Hastings on the A28, turn into a narrow lane at the top of Brede Hill near the Red Lion Pub. Waterworks site located 0.75 mile along this lane.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Hastings. Turn right and follow the lane for 0.5 miles.
Bus 340, alight at Red Lion pub (20 mins walk to attraction).

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