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 and Cake
Published:13th Apr 2017 by Carolyne Haynes

At our beer festival on the 13th May we are going to be trying something new - beer and cake tasting. It isn't the most usual pairing but apparently the right cake with the right ale can set the palate tingling. For example, Chocolate Brownie, which by its nature is quite a bitter cake because of all the chocolate in it, works best with a porter or a stout; Lemon Drizzle, however, sings along with a fruity paler ale - maybe one with American hops and finally Carrot Cake (which frankly goes with everything especially the one made by our lovely cafe manager) is best eaten alongside a traditional best bitter.

We didn't know any of this a week ago but are rapidly becoming experts. Why not come along and try for yourself it should be a great event.



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