The Brickworks Museum
at Bursledon

The only steam driven brickworks in the UK

  • Welcome to the Brickworks
  • We are now closed for the winter
  • Events still happening!
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  • Great for School Visits
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  • " was so interesting"
  • "We loved the old arcade machines"

We are fundraising !

The New Foundations Project

Please can you help us restore our amazing Grade II* listed drying sheds. As you can see they are in a very poor state and desperately need rescuing.

We aim to create a Community Business Hub. Shed 1 will be mainly offices for small/medium enterprises and Shed 2 will have a glazed atrium space for exhibitions and to hire out.

The income from the rent will keep the only complete Victorian brickworks left in the UK fit for the future.

The museum has raised half the sum needed for the first phase but needs matched funding of £40,000 - can you help?

Any sum, no matter how small, would be really useful. You can use the Paypal button below to donate (you don't have to be a subscriber) or send us a cheque using the contact details.

Thanks for your help.

To make a donation to The Brickworks Using Paypal simply click the 'Donate' button below. NB: You do not need a Paypal account to use the Paypal service for donations. You can use your debit or credit card.

What's On

Next Steam Up
Sun 25th Nov 2018: Christmas at The Brickworks

Next General Event
Sun 25th Nov 2018: Christmas at The Brickworks

A list of all our events can be found on the What's On Page. Please note we can't offer brick making on event days - they are simply too busy. Do come on a regular museum day if you would like to have a go.


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News and Projects

Published:7th Oct 2018 by Carolyne Haynes

Now the museum is fully accredited we are being approached by more museums and private collectors to accept their collections. This is helping us move towards becoming the Museum of Bricks and Brickmaking as now we can display bricks from all over the UK. 

We are slowly creating a display in our upstairs gallery to show them off. It is amazing how varied they are in size, colour and what is written on them. This brick came yesterday with about fifty others from Nuneaton. The next step will be to start finding out more about the individual brickworks.

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