The only steam driven brickworks in the UK
April to October
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 11.00 – 4.00pm. Last entry is 3.00pm
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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Next Steam Up
Sun 23rd Sep 2018: WW1 - the last year
Next General Event
Thu 6th Sep 2018: Heritage Open Day
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.
News and Projects
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.