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 21st Jul 2019: Trains @ The Brickworks

Next General Event
Sun 21st Jul 2019: Trains @ 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

A New Acquisition
Published:17th Jul 2019 by Carolyne Haynes

Maybe not the most beautiful item in our collection but certainly one of the unusual ones! This head was made by one of the workers probably in the late 60s early 70s. He used the clay from the site and crafted this likeness before firing it and then painting it.

It does look like Jason King from the TV series of that name. It could also have been one of his fellow workers.


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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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