Bursledon Brickworks

The Museum of Bricks & Brickmaking

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

Heritage Lottery Transition Fund
Published:9th Dec 2016 by Carolyne Haynes

The observant of you will have noticed us becoming much more adept with both our Twitter and Facebook pages (@BursledonBrickW and www.facebook.com/BursledonBrickworksMuseum/). We have been given help via the HLF Transition Fund with using social media for marketing the museum. After a slow start we feel that we are beginning to get the hang of it. The real challenge starts now when the museum is closed - how to keep everyone interested!

We have also been busy learning all about fundraising. We took part in a Showcase event in Winchester Great Hall presenting the museum to invited philanthropists, have run our own business breakfast and are planning another museum event in March. Fundraising for all museums is an ongoing battle.

Finally, we have been looking at how we can really make use of our large site. It has been a busy year but really useful and as always we are indebted to the Heritage Lottery Fund for their continued help. 

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