The Brickworks Museum
at Bursledon

What's on at The Brickworks

Creative Genius

Summer exhibition

We are taking part in the Hampshire Cultural Trust's Big Theme for 2018.

The Brickworks were innovative for their time. The site foreman, Samuel Batley, was very experienced in brickmaking and full of ideas. The Ashby brothers who owned the factory were happy to experiment.

Through their efforts the unit was able to manufacture 8 million bricks a year!

Exhibition is part of the regular museum opening times and included in the visit.

Halloween Steam Up

Sunday 21st October, 11.00 - 4.00

Usually the biggest Steam-up of the year. All our resident traction engines and road rollers will be home again after a summer away at events. There are usually lots more engines on site as their friends roll in as well!

Activities with a ghostly theme for children of all ages.

The museum will be in steam and both our large steam engines and the small vertical one should be all working away.

HNGRT will be running their trains and inside there is the museum itself, activities for children, craft stalls and live music.

The cafe will be serving light refreshments.  Adult £7, Concession £6, Children £4 and Family £18



Wednesday 24th October 12.00 - 2.00pm

Wonderful Wednesdays are back for Half Term and we're doing slime!

The brickmakers had to get the perfect mix of clay, water and sand to make their bricks. Can you make the perfect mixture to create a pot of slime to take home?

Add food dye and glitter to make your slime unique. No need to book , just turn up. 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

Suggested donation £2 per child. Admission fees apply. First come first served!!


The Brickworks after Dark

25th October 5.00 - 7.00pm

A real family focus to our Halloween event.

Listen to ghost stories after dark in Hamphsire's most haunted museum. An October half term special.

Bring your own torch - the lights will be low :)

The cafe will be open selling hot and cold drinks, hot dogs (including vegetarian hot dogs) and marshmallows that can be toasted on a fire pit outside.


From 5.00 - 7.00pm; Entrance £3 per person.

Prize for everyone who comes in costume.

Christmas at The Brickworks

Sunday 25th November, 11.00 - 4.00

Love the Christmas Market! One of our busiest events with lots of craft stalls all over the museum. There will be activities for children and Father Christmas has promised to call in! 

The popular Meccano exhibition will be back for this event.

The museum will be steamed-up, HNGRT will be running their trains and the cafe open.

We like to celebrate Christmas by reducing the entry prices to £3 per adult and £1 for a child. Parking is free, as always.