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
Southampton
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 23rd Apr 2017: Big Spring Steam Up

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News and Projects

More Winter Tasks
Published:16th Feb 2017 by Carolyne Haynes

Another task that we have been undertaking this winter is to sort out the Rowlands Castle Samples Building bricks. These were on pallets that were slowly breaking and so we have put them onto brand new ones and at the same time had a good look through what we have stored. These are some of the specials that are clearly marked but some are not so easy to identify. Constructing the building again is going to be a labour of love but well worth it. We just need some very keen brick layers who fancy volunteering!

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