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 28th May 2017: Children's Fun Day

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News and Projects

Beer Festivals
Published:14th May 2017 by Carolyne Haynes

Probably the most exhausting event we have run for a while and it had a challenging start with a large powercut in the area that started around the same time the burger van arrived and plugged in - not his fault! It was also raining. However, after half an hour of crisis management the power came back on and the sun came out so all was well. By the time the first bus load of visitors - all 70 of them -  arrived everything was on track.

We had tidied up one of our main under-used areas for the event and it was full of happy beer tasters and musicians from 12.00 onwards. It was lovely seeing everyone spilling out all over the site  enjoying the beers, the food and the music. 

Lots of learning points from our first ever beer festival but 96% said they would come to another one and how brilliant a venue it was. So, next year then?!

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