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
Sun 23rd Jun 2019: Summer Fair

Next General Event
Sun 16th Jun 2019: Fathers Day 16th June

The new season has begun. We will be open Wednesday, Thursday and Sundays from 24th March to 31st October.

Don't miss our Wicked Wednesday Workshops we are running for children during the school holidays.

Please go to the What's On page for more details of all our events.

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News and Projects

Film Location
Published:9th Jun 2019 by Carolyne Haynes

We are now on a proper film location website: Location Works

The photo shows how the old site can really work well when it comes to photo shoots. Now we have tidied up there are many more places in the old buildings that can be used. The motorbike is in one of the kiln chambers. If you are interested in using the museum either for photo shoots or filming please check us out on



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We are fundraising !

The New Foundations Project

Please can you help us restore our amazing Grade II* listed drying sheds. As you can see they are in a very poor state and desperately need rescuing.

We aim to create a Community Business Hub. Shed 1 will be mainly offices for small/medium enterprises and Shed 2 will have a glazed atrium space for exhibitions and to hire out.

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

The museum has raised half the sum needed for the first phase but needs matched funding of £40,000 - can you help?

Any sum, no matter how small, would be really useful. You can use the Paypal button below to donate (you don't have to be a subscriber) or send us a cheque using the contact details.

Thanks for your help.

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