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 24th Sep 2017: Trains, Trains, Trains

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News and Projects

Volunteering
Published:17th Sep 2017 by Carolyne Haynes

 It is always nice to get new photos sent to us via visitors. This time it was a professional photographer (retinaphotography.co.uk) who came to interview one of our egineering volunteers. He writes a blog post about weekend passions and volunteering for an old brickworks has to be an unusual way to spend one's free time!

This photo shows the John Wood & Son steam engine at work as part of our Heritage Open Days event last Sunday. As this is a free day to see the museum we wouldn't normally be steamed up but thanks to a donation from Taylor Wimpey we were able to this year.

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