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

Your Visit

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.

What’s On Now:
Forgotten Wrecks of the First World War

Next Steam Up
Sun 10th Jul 2016: Music @ The Brickworks

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News and Projects

We have nearly finished the new exhibition display for the second steam engine. It is now all in place, new paths and ramps, new interpretation boards...all we need to do next is get the engine running. We had steam going through it for the first time yesterday but the piston remained stubbornly still! More work to be done to see why and fingers crossed it isn't anything too costly.

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