The Brickworks Museum
at Bursledon

The only steam driven brickworks in the UK

  • Welcome to the Brickworks
  • Regular Steam Ups
  • Lots to do in all weathers
  • Working Machinery
  • Great for School Visits
  • Need a venue or film location?
  • " was so interesting"
  • "We loved the old arcade machines"

What's On

Next Steam Up
No info available. Awaiting update

Next General Event
Sun 19th Jul 2020: Trains @ The Brickworks - Postponed

The museum has had to close due to the Coronavirus. Please keep an eye for updates on our Facebook page or the news section of this website.




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News and Projects

Covid-19 Update
Published:26th Jun 2020 by Carolyne Haynes

Although museums are allowed to open once more from 4th July, we are going to need a little more time. The age of our volunteers means we have to be super careful how we go about this. We want to make sure we keep everyone safe and are busy assessing, training and generally organising how to move forward.

We hope to see you again very soon but it will not be quite the same as usual for a while.

Wonderberrys Cafe is hoping to open earlier and you will be able to come down and enjoy some of the delicious cakes once more. Please keep an eye on their website or Facebook page for details: 

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We are fundraising !

The New Foundations Project

We have been given grants by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Architectural Heritage Fund to help us on the first steps of this exciting project.

We aim to create a new Community Business Hub in two of our old drying sheds. These are currently derelict and at risk. As Grade II* listed buildings it is vital we do something soon.

The business model will provide small office spaces within an amazing space. Easy to rent there will be lots of flexibility ranging from one desk space in a co-working area to individual offices.

The income from the rent will keep the only complete Victorian brickworks left in the UK fit for the future.

We have got the necessary planning permissions and listed building consent and are starting the next phase of the works. It is a very big project for us and the amount we will need to be raising to pay for it is daunting.

If you are able to support us we have a donate button below. Any sum, no matter how small, would be really useful. 

Join us on the Journey!




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