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 25th Jun 2017: Country Fair

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News and Projects

Porth Wen Brickworks
Published:29th May 2017 by Carolyne Haynes

 On Anglesey there is an old brickworks in the most enviably beautiful position - Porth Wen, Amlwch. We think that we would move Bursledon up there like a shot if only there was access but the path down the hill is steep and it might be a bit impractical. The brickworks used the clay in the cliff face to make bricks suitable for lining kilns but it always struggled with the problems of access. They used the sea for as much as possible but the harbour was exposed and it wasn't easy in anything but a smooth sea. The last owner was Charles Tidy and you can find bricks with his name in the frog but we didn't find any when exploring. More information can be found here: 


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