Open Days

The Water Heritage Open Days fall on the first Saturday of EVERY month and also every Bank Holiday Monday. We open at 10.00 and close at 16.00. This year’s open days are scheduled herewith:

OPERATING DAYS 2023 - 10.00-16.00

Saturday7th January
  • Saturday 4th February
  • Saturday 4th March
  • Saturday 1st April
  • Monday 10th April (Easter Monday)
  • Monday 1st May (Bank Holiday Monday)
  • Saturday 6th May
  • Monday 29th May (Bank Holiday Monday)
  • Saturday 3rd June
  • Saturday 1st July
  • Saturday 5th August
  • Monday 28th August (Bank Holiday Monday)
  • Saturday 2nd September
  • Saturday 7th October
  • Saturday 4th November
  • Saturday 2nd December

To check opening times or to arrange group visits to the site please email us at or look at for more information.

Brede Steam Postcode TN31 6HG

Entry normally FREE


The Society currently operates a policy of FREE admission, parking and guided tours for its advertised operating days. This is in the belief that our visitors with a passion for water engineering heritage and of course there are unavoidable running costs, such as fuel and insurance, that have to be met. So donations to assist in keeping the Experience alive are always gratefully received. Group tours are also available by special arrangement and may be subject to a charge to meet running expenses.
May we also make a plea that as the site is on an operational waterworks it is out of bounds to dogs and other pets save for Assistance dogs.

Membership Rates

The Society welcomes new members and the annual rates are:

Individual full membership: £15

Full memberships aged 60 and over: £13

Accredited Students: £13

Family Membership: £30

Life Membership: £200