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 24th Nov 2019: Christmas at The Brickworks

Next General Event
Sun 24th Nov 2019: Christmas at The Brickworks

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

Heritage Open Days
Published:15th Sep 2019 by Carolyne Haynes

It is always a pleasure opening the site as part of the Heritage Open Days scheme. Although we don't get the admission money we do get lots of new visitors who would not have visited otherwise. Working with our heritage bus group today we had over 500 on site. Heritage buses shuttled visitors from the Brickworks up to the Windmill via Bursledon Station. There was plenty for people to do and the weather was fantastic.

We are opening again next Sunday as part of the scheme. Just the museum though - a chance for a much more reflective has been quite a whirl.


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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.

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.

Join us on the Journey!



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