The Brickworks Museum
at Bursledon

The only steam driven brickworks in the UK

  • Welcome to the Brickworks
  • "Really enjoyed our visit"
  • Events once a month
  • Old working machinery
  • Play areas inside and out
  • " was so interesting"
  • "We loved the old arcade machines"

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 £5, Concessions £4, Children £3, Family £13.
For monthly steam-up events: Adults £7, Concessions £6, Children £4, Families £18
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Getting Here: Our Address
Bursledon Brickworks
Swanwick Lane
SO31 7HB
Tel: 01489 576248


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What's On

Next Steam Up
Sun 21st Oct 2018: Halloween Steam Up

Next General Event
Sun 21st Oct 2018: Halloween Steam Up

A list of all our events can be found on the What's On Page. Please note we can't offer brick making on event days - they are simply too busy. Do come on a regular museum day if you would like to have a go.




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News and Projects

Creative Genius
Published:14th Jun 2018 by Carolyne Haynes

We are taking part in Hampshire Cultural Trust's Big Theme this year. The title is Creative Genius and we thought we would showcase Mr Batley. He was the site manager for The Brickworks when they started in Chandlers Ford and then here at Lower Swanwick.

One of his contributions was a new brick press designed specially for use with the clays here. We have two of them, one now fully restored. It has been interesting finding out about Mr Batley. He was not born locally and travelled all over the country before settling here. He was from a brickmaking family and his brother was probably even better at designing new equipment than him. William Batley had four patents to his name. 

The exhibition starts on the 15th July and is part of the museum visit.



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