The only steam driven brickworks in the UK
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Sun 29th Sep 2019: Family Fun Day
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Sun 22nd Sep 2019: Heritage Open Days
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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 visit..today has been quite a whirl.
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.
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