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Visiting the Giants of Brede

Brede offers the chance for artefacts from an earlier age to be lovingly restored and made available for public enjoyment. It is a unique opportunity for people of all ages to study the skills of earlier years.


Brede Steam Engine Society holds open days throughout the year. Generally admission is free but a charge might be made for special events days. Refreshments, sales and souvenir items are available.

How to find us

The giants are situated in the beautiful Brede valley at the heritage centre with Brede waterworks. The site is some six miles from Hastings along the A28 road to Ashford.

Please look out for a narrow left turn (when approaching from Hastings) near the top of Brede Hill by the 40mph sign and just before the Red Lion public house.

Brede Steam Engine Society

The restoration work is being undertaken by the Brede Steam Engine Society which always welcomes new members. For further details and bookings by prior arrangement, call 01323 897310.

Brede open days

Public open days are the first Saturday of every month and every Bank Holiday Monday throughout the year from 10am–4pm. Entry is normally free and parking is available at these times.

If you have any any enquiries you can email bsesgiantsofbrede@btinternet.com or telephone on 01323 897310.

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