The Brickworks Museum
at Bursledon

What's on at The Brickworks


Wheels, Wheels, Wheels

Sunday 18th August, 11.00 - 4.00

Steam-Up Sunday focusses on things with wheels.  The courtyard will be full of cars, buses, bikes, motorbikes - it's a real opportunity for local enthusiasts to show off their prize possessions. 

We will also have our popular Meccano exhibition back for this event with yet more wheels!

The museum will be all steamed up and working, HNGRT will be running their trains, activities for children both inside and out, cafe for light refreshments and free parking.

Adults £7, Concessions £6, Children £4 and Family £18


Wonderful Wednesdays, 21st August

Brilliant Buses

Come and meet a real bus!

If you ask very nicely our buddies at Southampton and District Transport Heritage Trust might even let you sit in the driving seat ;)

Bus themes activities are the order of the day today.

Wednesday Workshops run between 12.00 and 2.00. Normal museum admission prices apply. Suggested donation to the bus group of £1 to cover their costs.


Wonderful Wednesdays 28th August

Train Rides

The Train Volunteers are going to be getting the miniature train out for our Wonderful Wednesday session. Come along and have a ride and have a go at some train craft activities as well.

Museum admission applies, suggested donation of £1 per child to cover costs.


Brick making Live!

Thursday 29th August 12.00 - 3.00

The museum will be open from 11.00 - 4.00 as usual but from 12.00 - 3.00 we will have costumed interpreters on site 
demonstrating some of our other machinery and exhibits. A comely brickmaker like the one in the picture will be handmaking bricks, another will be using the old 'Stupids' to show how tiles were made, inside you can meet Mr Ashby - who started the business in 1890s - and some of his workers.

Regular admission prices apply and the cafe will be open as usual.

 

 


Brick making Live 2

Sunday 1st September, 12.00 - 3.00

The museum will be open from 11.00 - 4.00 as usual but from 12.00 - 3.00 we will have costumed interpreters on site demonstrating some of our machinery and exhibits. A comely brickmaker like the one in the picture will be handmaking bricks, another will be using the old 'Stupids' to show how tiles were made, inside you can meet Mr Ashby - who started the business in the 1890s - and some of the workers from the time. 

Regular admission prices apply and cafe will be open as usual.

 

 


Heritage Open Days

Sunday 15th September, 11.00 - 4.00

A chance to see the museum for FREE! We are proud to be part of the National Heritage Open Days scheme for another year.

Free parking and the cafe will be open for light refreshments.

 

 

 


Heritage Open Days

Sunday 22nd September, 11.00 - 4.00

A second chance to see the museum for FREE! We are open again as part of the national scheme to help everyone get close to our shared heritage.

Free parking and the cafe will be open for light refreshments.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Family Fun Day

Sunday 29th September, 11.00 - 4.00

A day of activities aimed at children aged 3 to 93! All kinds of things to do with child focussed activities all day. Plenty of room inside if it is wet. Our local history group will have a display based on local shops and businesses.

The museum will be steamed up and running, HNGRT will be running their trains, Activities for children, Craft stalls, Free parking, cafe for light refreshments. 

Adults £7, Concessions £6, Children £4 and Family £18


Halloween Steam Up

Sunday 27th October, 11.00 - 4.00

The whole outside display area(s) will again be bulging with steam exhibits including resident and visiting full size traction engines, scaled miniature engines, stationary power plants, fairground organs etc. right down to table top steam model displays. The very popular traction engine trailer rides will run all day and it is hoped that the tractor/trailer rides ‘trialled’ at the October open day will also be run, having proved so popular.

A chance to immerse yourself in a Victorian engineering setting for the day, and to watch the grand parade of machines ‘chuff and hiss’ their way past you as they wend their way slowly around the site!   

Activities with a ghostly theme for children of all ages.

The museum will be in steam and both our large steam engines will be working away.

HNGRT will be running their trains and inside there is the museum itself, activities for children, craft stalls and live music.

The cafe will be serving light refreshments.  Adult £7, Concession £6, Children £4 and Family £18


Christmas at The Brickworks

Sunday 24th November, 11.00 - 4.00

Love the Christmas Market! One of our busiest events with lots of craft stalls all over the museum. There will be activities for children and Father Christmas has promised to call in! 

The popular Meccano exhibition will be back for this event.

The museum will be steamed-up, HNGRT will be running their trains and the cafe open.

We like to celebrate Christmas by reducing the entry prices to £4 per adult and free for a child. Parking is free, as always.

Father Christmas will be able to meet 150 children before he has to get back to the North Pole - it is a busy time of year. Tickets will be sold on a first come - first served basis. A visit costs £4 per child.