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 23rd Apr 2017: Big Spring Steam Up

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News and Projects

Ready for Opening again
Published:3rd Mar 2017 by Carolyne Haynes


We have been working in the Country Brickworks this week. The brick truck was used for transporting bricks around a brickyard. It has now got a display of bricks and is looking much improved. These narrow gauge wagons were used for so much of the work in the early days before fork lifts took over.

The other display we have been working on is based around the 'Stupid'. These were early brick making machines that were not that good at making bricks - hence their name - as they were too slow. They were great for land drains and tiles (if you didn't need too many). Our stupid has a tile die on it so we are using tiles to display it. A bearing-off barrow that was in hopeless condition has been repaired and it will now be outside ladened with tiles. Really they should be 'green' - unfired - but then they would all dissolve in the first rain shower so we have to use fired ones instead.


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