The Brickworks Museum
at Bursledon

What's on at The Brickworks

Children's activities

Wednesday Workshops

 We have a wicked Wednesday theme for this summer linked to our Creative Genius exhibition. Why not come along and spend some time being inventively brilliant? More details on our Facebook page but here is a summary.

Events run on Wednesdays from 12.00 - 2.00. No need to book - just drop in. Normal admission fees apply and we are suggesting a donation of £2 per child.

25th July - Slime Workshop

1st August - What floats your boat?

8th August - Terrific Tiles

15th August - Chocolate brick Challange!

22nd August - Adopt a brick (make your own pet brick!!)

29th August - Magnificent Mosaics

Creative Genius

Summer exhibition

We are taking part in the Hampshire Cultural Trust's Big Theme for 2018.

The Brickworks were innovative for their time. The site foreman, Samuel Batley, was very experienced in brickmaking and full of ideas. The Ashby brothers who owned the factory were happy to experiment.

Through their efforts the unit was able to manufacture 8 million bricks a year!

Exhibition is part of the regular museum opening times and included in the visit.

Vehicles at The Brickworks

Sunday 19th August, 11.00 - 4.00

Steam-Up Sunday with all kinds of vehicles on site. It is a chance for S&DTHT to bring out their buses, car enthusiasts to show off their prize possessions. 

We will also have our popular Meccano exhibition back for this event.

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




Heritage Open Day

Thursday 6th 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 Day

Sunday 9th 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.

There will be a joint event with Bursledon Windmill who are also taking part. A heritage bus service will be running between our two sites during the day.  To celebrate were are going to steam up the engines as well!

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




WW1 - the last year

Sunday 23rd September, 11.00 - 4.00

11th November 1918 - nearly 100 years ago - the Great War finally ended but not before 8 million soldiers died and 21 million soldiers were injured. Many of our workforce left to fight but the site was kept open. The Ministry of Defence used the claypits and bricks continued to be made. The men were replaced by women!

The Brickworks want to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the war with our September Steam-up.

The museum will be steamed up and running, HNGRT will be running their trains and there will be all kinds of activies and displays. More details to follow.

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



Halloween Steam Up

Sunday 21st October, 11.00 - 4.00

Usually the biggest Steam-up of the year. All our resident traction engines and road rollers will be home again after a summer away at events. There are usually lots more engines on site as their friends roll in as well!

Activities with a ghostly theme for children of all ages.

The museum will be in steam and both our large steam engines and the small vertical one should be all 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 25th 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 £3 per adult and £1 for a child. Parking is free, as always.