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 29th Mar 2020: Spring Craft Fair and Car Rally - Postponed

Next General Event
Sun 29th Mar 2020: Spring Craft Fair and Car Rally - Postponed

The museum has had to close due to the Coronavirus. Please keep an eye for updates on our Facebook page or the news section of this website.




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Coronavirus Update - closure
Published:17th Mar 2020 by Carolyne Haynes

The safety and health of our visitors, staff and volunteers are our priority. Following the government's advice we will be taking all necessary precautions moving forward to ensure we help to minimise the spread of the virus.

Subject to further information from the government we are planning to close the museum until the end of April. We are reliant on our lovely volunteer team many of whom are over 70 so this might have an affect on our future decision making as well.

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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.

We have got the necessary planning permissions and listed building consent and are starting the next phase of the works. It is a very big project for us and the amount we will need to be raising to pay for it is daunting.

If you are able to support us we have a donate button below. Any sum, no matter how small, would be really useful. 

Join us on the Journey!




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