VISIT Somerset Brick and Tile Museum East Quay, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 4AE 01278 426088 www.somerset.gov.uk/ libraries-and-heritage/ museums/ somerset-brick-and-tile-museum Open on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10am and 4pm, the Somerset Brick and Tile Museum offers an insight into the history of this unique industry.
Somerset Heritage Centre Brunel Way, Langford Mead, Norton Fitzwarren, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 6SF 01823 347459 www1.somerset.gov.uk/archives Somerset Heritage Centre houses the county’s record office, local studies library and several research collections, including the archives of Barham Brothers Ltd.
Blake Museum 5 Blake Street, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 3NB 01278 456127 bridgwaterblakemuseum.org.uk Bridgwater’s Blake Museum carries a small number of trade magazines and photos relating to the tile industry.
BOOKS Somerset Brick and Tile Manufacturers: A Brief History and Gazetteer by Brian J Murless (2000). You can find out how to purchase a copy for just £2.50 at sias.me.uk.
WEBSITES GENUKI Somerset genuki.org.uk/ big/ eng/ SOM GENUKI’s Somerset portal contains a handy list of resources for researching ancestors who hailed from the county.