Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

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Swanwick Lane Swanwick
SO31 7HB

Set in the only Victorian steam driven brickworks left in the country, the Brickworks at Bursledon allow you to walk in the footsteps of the old brickmakers. There is so much to see and learn as you follow the route the clay would have taken before transforming into a brick. So authentic you can almost hear the men working round you. You can try making a brick yourself and there are plenty of play opportunities for children. Once a month we steam up the old engines and get the machinery turning again.

Further information

Opening Hours:

The Museum is open on Wednesday, Thursday and Sundays from 11.00am to 4.00pm, from April to October. Once a month we steam-up the engines and get the old machinery turning. On these days we have trains running and other activities on site.


Museum prices for 2017 Season: Regular (non Steam Up) days = Adult £4; Concessions £3; Child £2; Family £10 (2 Adults and 2 Children) Special monthly Steam Up days = Adult £6; Concessions £5; Child £4; Family £15 (2 Adults and 2 Children) Events - see website for more details Group visits - book in advance admin@bursledonbrickworks.org.uk

Travel directions:

By train: The nearest station is Bursledon Trains run to and from Southampton every hour. By road: From M27 junction 8, follow brown signs on A27

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Parking for disabled available
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas
  • Baby changing facilities
  • High chairs in café/restaurant
  • Buggy parking facilities
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Studio/working space available
  • Dogs welcome
  • Toilets
  • Shop
  • Refreshments
  • Public car park
  • Picnic area
  • Parking for coaches
  • Cafeteria
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups


  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Guided tours
  • Touch exhibits

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