The Brickworks Museum
at Bursledon

What's on at The Brickworks


Mosaics

4th and 11th April

Easter at Bursledon Brickworks - join us to make a mosaic coaster on Wednesday 4th April or Wednesday 11th April between 12 noon and 2pm. Admission fee applies; suggested donation of £2 per coaster. Whilst stocks last.

 

 


Spring Steam Up

Sunday 29th April, 11.00 - 4.00

The First Steam-up Sunday of the new season. All our resident traction engines and road rollers will be out in force. The museum will be in steam as well. Both large steam engines and our small vertical one should be working away.

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 12th May, 12.30 - 5.30

BRICKS, BEER & BUSES

Due to popular demand we are running our beer festival again this year. Tickets are limited and have to be purchased in advance.

The Heritage Buses will be providing a service from Swanwick Station to the museum throughout the afternoon linking to the Portsmouth/Southampton rail service. 

There will be 18 real ales, ciders, wines, soft drinks and food on offer. Live music will be provided by: St Andrews Pipe Band, Deofrith Morris and The Kazbaas. More details can be found on their respective websites:

http://www.standrewspipeband.co.uk   http://www.deorfrithmorris.org.uk/   http://www.thekazbaas.co.uk/index.html

TICKETS HAVE NOW SOLD OUT....WORTH CHECKING WITH US AS WE MAY HAVE SOME RETURNS AVAILABLE CLOSER TO THE DATE

The museum will open at 12.00. Not all of the displays will be on show but most of the ground floor will be open until 4.00. 

All profits support the museum and our thanks go to the brilliant team of local heroes who help us with the organisation and running of the event. We couldn't do it without them.

Keep up to date via our Facebook page: BurlsedonBrickworksMuseum or Twitter @BursledonBrickW 

 

 


Victoriana and Steampunk

Sunday 27th May, 11.00 - 4.00

Steampunks and the only remaining steam powered Victorian brickworks in the country seem to us to be 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! (More info 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

 


The Country Fair

Sunday 24th June, 11.00 - 4.00

We turn the old factory into the countryside for the day - well almost! Come and see the museum itself all steamed up and working and then add animals, crafts, displays and more.

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 £18

 

 

 

 


Trains at The Brickworks

Sunday 22nd July, 11.00 - 4.00

The July Steam-up Sunday will have as its focus trains - an extra treat for all the train lovers out there.

Hampshire Narrow Gauge Railway Trust have a day to show off all the work they have been doing and their collection of rolling stock.

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

 

 


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. 

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.

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 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.