The Brickworks Museum
at Bursledon

What's on at The Brickworks


Spring Craft Fair and Car Rally

Sunday 29th March 2020, 11.00 - 4.00

A special craft market to kick start the season. Entry prices include both the museum and the craft fair. A good chance to buy unusual Easter presents for all the family. This year we will be hosting a visit from a car rally so the courtyard will be full of cars of all shapes and sizes.

Special one day prices: Adults £4, Children free

Free parking, cafe open for light refreshments

 

 

 

 


Spring Steam Up

Sunday 19th April 2020, 11.00 - 4.00

The whole outside display area 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!   

The miniature trains will be running and inside the museum there is lots to see and do. Activities for children, free parking, cafe for light refreshments plus craft stalls. 

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

 

 


The Brickworks Beer Festival

Saturday 9th May, 12.30 - 5.30

BRICKS, BEER & BUSES

Museum opens at 12.00, festival runs from 12.30 - 5.30, museum shuts at 6.00. 

The popular Brickworks Beer Festival is back again for a fourth year. Keep up to date via our Facebook page: Bursledon Brickworks Beer Festival (or via ours)

As always, a heritage bus service will run to/from Swanwick Station to the museum throughout the afternoon. 

Tickets are £8 each and have to be purchased in advance - no tickets will be on sale at the door. Tickets include entry to the museum, souvenir glass and programme. 

Ticket Sales - information to follow.

Children accompanying their parents do not need to buy a ticket but please note they will not allowed in the bar area. Whilst dogs are allowed on site only assistance dogs will be permitted into the bar area.

Terms and Conditions:  Limited access to the museum during the festival. Over 18s only in the bar area and ID may be asked for. No food or alcohol to be brought on site please. Beer and Cider will be served in half pint measures unless in official takeaway containers. Lost or broken glasses may be replaced - subject to availability - for a fee of £1. Accessibility - please check the access statement on the practical information page on the website.

 

 

 

 


Steampunk @ The Brickworks

Sunday 24th May 2020, 11.00 - 4.00

Steampunks and the only remaining steam powered Victorian brickworks in the country = a match made in heaven!

Steampunk is a mix of sci fi and fantasy with a huge range of interpretation possible. A great networking and photo opportunity with our Victorian machinery as a back drop! We are supported by Gosport Steampunk Society who help to ensure a really good day out.

(More info about Steampunk can be found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steampunk)

The museum will be all steamed up and there will be a wide range of activities, craft stalls and our miniature trains will be running as well.

Free parking, cafe for light refreshments, play area for children both inside and out.

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

 

 


Summer Fair and Fun Dog Show

Sunday 28th June, 11.00 - 4.00

A blast of summer fun. The old factory will be all steamed up and there will be plenty of summery activities on offer as well. Lots for children to do, craft displays and stalls, animals, blacksmithing - a real country feel to the day.

Our miniature trains will be running, the cafe will be open for light refreshments and the museum's old engines steamed up and working.

More information about the dog show to follow.

Free parking and activities for children, play areas inside and out.

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

 

 

 

 


Trains @ The Brickworks

Sunday 19th July, 11.00 - 4.00

In July we celebrate trains. A chance to show off all the work the volunteer team have been doing and our collection of rolling stock. There will be train rides, model railway layouts and all kinds of railway related activities.

The museum will be all steamed up and working, activities for children of all ages, cafe for light refreshments and free parking.

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

 

 

 

 

 


Classic and Vintage Vehicles

Sunday 23rd August, 11.00 - 4.00

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

The museum will be all steamed up and working, miniature trains running, 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 Days

Sunday 13th September, 11.00 - 4.00

A 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Heritage Open Days

Sunday 20th 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.

 

 

 

 

 


Harvest Home

Sunday 27th September, 11.00 - 4.00

A traditional day celebrating one of our older festivals. Including seasonal crafts and activities.

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

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

 


Halloween Steam Up

Sunday 25th 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. The miniature trains will be running 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 29th 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 museum will be steamed-up and the cafe open. If the weather is fine we hope to run the miniature train as well.

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.