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
No info available. Awaiting update

Next General Event
Sat 8th May 2021: The Brickworks Beer Festival - Rescheduled

The museum is open again with a limited programme of events. Please keep checking to find out what is happening.





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News and Projects

Covid-19 Update - Now open on Thursdays, 11.00 - 4.00
Published:26th Jun 2020 by Carolyne Haynes

The museum is opening its doors again on Thursdays. We have been working hard to find a way to open and this is what we can manage at the present time. With funds running low and a volunteer team that has many in the shielding category we are sure you understand our dilemma.

However, the museum is more or less the same as usual. There is a one way system in place (but then there always was!) and we can't use the hands-on activities at the moment. The outside play area is open. 

Please be aware that we are trying hard to be cashless so bring the credit cards!

Wonderberrys Cafe is now open from Wednesday to Sunday and you will be able to come down and enjoy some of the delicious cakes once more. Please keep an eye on their website or Facebook page for details: 

Beer Festival update: We are hoping to run this again next year. However, 2020 tickets will not be valid. Please check out the What's On section for details as to obtaining a refund etc. 





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We are fundraising !

Please help us Save Our Brickworks!

We have been hit very hard by the virus. 2020 was going to be our first year of breaking even....and then along came March! With 90% of our income vanishing before our eyes we have been putting all our efforts into surviving. With help from the local authority, Arts Council England and the National Lottery Heritage Fund we are slowly getting there. 

Our biggest problem is closing for the winter months. Once the end of October comes we have very little chance of earning any income until our first events next year. Can you help us? Any amount, it doesn't matter how small, will be fantastic. There is a donate button below, or, cheques can be sent to our postal address. They need to be made out to Bursledon Brickworks Museum Trust.

Thank you so much. We hope to see lots of you again very soon.








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