Twenty Four Bricks at the National Museum Cardiff, Wales

Twenty Four Bricks at the National Museum Cardiff, Wales

I loved this simple and small exhibition at the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff.

Entitled, ‘Twenty Four Bricks,’ the display features a selection of Welsh-fired bricks arranged on six shelves.

Twenty Four Bricks at the National Museum Cardiff, Wales

With clays suitable for making bricks commonly found above or beneath coal seams, Wales became a natural place for brickworks to set up shop.

Twenty Four Bricks at the National Museum Cardiff, Wales

Most brick clays fire red, but local variations can produce a wide range of colours and textures.

Twenty Four Bricks at the National Museum Cardiff, Wales

Bricks are commonly inscribed with their maker’s name or the place of origin, making for some distinctive designs that reflect local character.

Twenty Four Bricks at the National Museum Cardiff, Wales

Twenty Four Bricks at the National Museum Cardiff, Wales

Twenty Four Bricks at the National Museum Cardiff, Wales

Twenty Four Bricks at the National Museum Cardiff, Wales

More:
National Museum of Wales
Cathays Park, Cardiff
CF10 3NP

Opening Hours
Open Tuesday–Sunday, 10am–5pm
Galleries close at 4:45pm. Open Most Bank Holiday Mondays.

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Related: Derelict Brickworks and Lime kilns In South Wales.