The Brickworks Museum
at Bursledon

What's on at The Brickworks


Chandlers Ford Brickworks

Wednesday 24th April

CHANDLERS FORD BRICKWORKS

A TALK BY JIM BECKETT

Wednesday 24th April 2019, 11.30 at Bursledon Brickworks Museum. The talk will last around an hour.

Following five years of research into the origins and history of brick manufacture in Chandlers Ford Jim Beckett will reveal what he has discovered about the brickyards operated by Hooper & Ashby in this Hampshire village.

The period covered will begin in about 1850 with the arrival in Southampton of Edward Hooper. You will hear about how he was joined by Edmund Ashby and his brother Charles, a medical doctor. How Hooper & Ashby started and the importance of cement manufacture. About other brickyards owned by the company and a family of brickmakers who spanned 100 years. How, eventually, Hooper & Ashby came to Chandlers Ford and then went in for mass production, at the same time employing the brilliant Samuel Batley.

Be prepared for a few surprises. But be warned! There will be plenty of questions left unanswered.

The talk will be illustrated with maps and pictures.

 

 

 

 


Spring Steam Up

Sunday 28th April 2019, 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!   

Hampshire Narrow Gauge Railway Trust will be running their trains 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 11th May, 12.30 - 5.30

BRICKS, BEER & BUSES

All our Online Tickets have now been sold.

Please ring the various outlets mentioned below for other possible sources. 

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

Over 20 real ales, ciders, hot & cold food and live entertainment....the popular Brickworks Beer Festival is back again for a third 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 £7 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. 

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.

If link fails to work try cutting and pasting the following into your search engine:  http://buytickets.at/thebrickworksmuseumbursledon/233186

Other outlets for tickets include - The Museum (check our opening times), Fallen Acorn Brewery in Gosport, The Wheatsheaf pub in Titchfield, The Village Inn in Swanwick, Olaf's Tun in Woolston and Witch's Brew in Southampton.

Tickets sell out quickly so please don't get left behind!

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 26th May 2019, 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 Hampshire Narrow Gauge Railway will be running their trains 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


Slam Sanctuary Car Event

Sunday 2nd June, 9.00 - 13.00

Our site is being taken over for the morning. For those of you who love all things about cars this is the day to visit!

Slam Sanctuary Breakfast Club is being held at the museum on Sunday 2nd June 2019 starting at 9.00 and finishing at 13.00. 

Tickets are £8 per person and includes entry to both the event and the museum. 

More information can be found on their website: slamsanctuary.com/events

 


Fathers Day 16th June

Free Entry for Dads!

 Treat your dad this Father's Day and bring him on the most dad-liest day out in Hampshire. It doesn't get much more dad-ly than a brick museum - trust us, dad's love it. And they can come in Free!!

Is your Dad feeling brave? Then enter him into our dad-off brickmaking contest whilst you are here. Whose dad can make the fastest brick? Find out on the day.

It is not something that many people have done - a chance to be different!

 

 


Summer Fair

Sunday 23rd 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.

Hampshire Narrow Gauge Railway Trust will be running their trains, the cafe will be open for light refreshments and the museum's old engines steamed up and working.

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

Adults £7, Concessions £6, Children £4 and Family £1

 

 


Trains @ The Brickworks

Sunday 21st July, 11.00 - 4.00

In July we celebrate trains. Hampshire Narrow Gauge Railway Trust have a day to show off all the work they have been doing and their 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

 

 

 


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


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.