The Brickworks Museum
at Bursledon

What's on at The Brickworks


Steampunk @ The Brickworks - Now postponed

Sunday 24th May 2020, 11.00 - 4.00

Sadly - we are very unlikely to be able to run this event. Please keep an eye on our website for regular updates.

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 - Postponed

Sunday 28th June, 11.00 - 4.00

Sadly - we are very unlikely to be able to run this event. Please keep an eye on our website for regular updates.

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 & Teddy Bear's Picnic

Sunday 27th September, 11.00 - 4.00

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

We are also going to be hosting a Teddy Bear's Picnic - please bring your teddy along to share in the fun.

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


Polly Crook's School of Magic

Sunday 11th October, 11.00 - 4.00

One for all the budding witches and wizards out there....Polly Crook's School of Magic!! Polly and her scary crew will be taking over the museum for the day and bringing their magical arts to help you prepare for Halloween.

Come and join in a series of magical workshops, story telling and crafts set in the spooky museum.

There will be timed slots during the day so please book in to avoid disappointment. 

Ticket price will be £8 per child (each child can bring one accompanying adult with them for free).

More details to follow.


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. 

Entry prices for the whole event are as usual (Adults £7, Concessions £6) but children are free.