The Brickworks Museum
at Bursledon

The only steam driven brickworks in the UK

  • We had a great time. We will be back !
  • Really enjoyed our visit
    Fun for all the family !
  • An absolutley fantastic day
    Can't recommend highly enough
  • Such an important part of history
    preserved. Thank you
  • Making a brick off the bucket list !
  • Absolutely fantastic day
    All of us thoroughly enjoyed ourselves
  • I think this place was epic
    Especially the penny games !
  • What a lovely little museum
    The children loved it

Opening times:
April to October
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 11.00 – 4.00pm. Last entry is 3.00pm

Admission prices:
For the museum: Adults £4, Concessions £3, Children £2, Family £10.
For monthly steam-up events: Adults £6, Concessions £5, Children £4, Families £15
Gift Aid: Sign up for gift aid (UK tax payers) and have a free cuppa

Getting Here: Our Address
Bursledon Brickworks
Swanwick Lane
SO31 7HB
Tel: 01489 576248

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What's On

Come and be amazed at the authentic sights, sounds and smells of the last steam-driven Victorian brickworks in the UK. Make your own brick, get close to the massive brick making machines and see how the men used to run 15 miles a day in the big drying sheds.

Special steam-up Sundays are held once a month from April through to December where you can see the machinery all working. An inexpensive family outing with lots of brick related activities for children of all ages.


Next Steam Up
Sun 30th Jul 2017: Family Fun Day

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News and Projects

The Playground
Published:16th Jul 2017 by Carolyne Haynes

We have just purchased this little Shetland pony carriage to create a new play feature for the playground. We were awarded the money via a Tesco's Bags of Help grant and as the old climbing frame is getting to be on its last legs - literally - we thought we would change things around a bit.

The aim is to create a play area that is a little bit different to the normal ones. We will need a Shetland pony to stand between the shafts and plan to make one ourselves out of plywood sheet. If we can we will also turn the back of the carriage into a living wagon to match the ones that live on our site. 

Other items we are looking at include simple diggers, sand pit and some kind of bucket and pulley system. We won't know exactly what until we find what we are looking for! 


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