Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

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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.

Venue Type:

Industrial heritage site, Museum, Heritage site

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.

Admission charges

Museum: Adult £4; Concessions £3; Child £2; Family £10 for 2 Adults and 2 Children. Tickets allow visitors to visit the museum again and again for a year (sadly not for monthly events!)
Events - see website for more details
Group visits - book in advance admin@bursledonbrickworks.org.uk

Getting there

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

Bursledon Brickworks Conservation Centre contains exhibitions and displays covering the history of the Brickworks, traditional building materials and conservation practice.

Collection details

Industry

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Forgotten Wrecks of First World War Exhibition

"Forgotten wrecks of the First World War" exhibitiion

  • 30 March — 26 July 2016

An exhibition that gives a maritime perspective on the First World War. It provides a unique window to an otherwise unseen and often forgotten aspect of our nation’s maritime heritage. Exhibition is included in the price of museum visit.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Please check our website for 2016 entry prices.
NOTE: The Brickworks is open only on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays

Website

http://www.bursledonbrickworks.org.uk

Artists in August Exhibition

"Artists in August" Exhibition

  • 3 — 28 August 2016

Exhibition of recent work by Southampton University Art graduates. Five artists - Five styles. In addition there will be a varied programme of activities for children inspired by the exhibition. Exhibition and activities are included in the price of museum visit.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Check our website for details of our 2016 entry prices.
We are open only on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sunday

Website

http://www.bursledonbrickworks.org.uk

Terracotta Art Exhibition

"Indian Terracotta Art" Photographic Exhibition

  • 1 — 29 September 2016

An exhibition of photographs showing the rich and living tradition of terracotta art in India. Exhibition is included in the price of museum visit.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

For details of our 2016 entry prices, please check our website.
The Museum is open only on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

Heritage Open Days: Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

  • 8 — 11 September 2016

This important piece of our Victorian heritage is a unique survivor. Not only is the machinery still in place and operational but so are the old drying sheds and the kiln. On Heritage Open Days we show how brick making changed from the early days of hand making right through to the early industrialisation.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Any age

Admission

Admission free as part of Heritage Open Days 2016.

Website

http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/bursledon-brickworks-industrial-museum2

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Image of Brick worker

Torchlight Tour @ The Brickworks

  • 12 May 2016 8-10pm

Join us for an unusual Museum at Night visit. The Brickworks becomes a different place in the dark – quite spooky! Not only can you see the museum in a whole new light but also join us for a brick makers doorstep sandwich and a cuppa.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adults = £6
Children = £4
NOTE: Price includes doorstep sandwich and a cuppa!

Website

http://www.bursledonbrickworks.org.uk

Getting there

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

Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum
Swanwick Lane
Swanwick
Southampton
Hampshire
SO31 7HB
England

Website

www.bursledonbrickworks.org.uk

E-mail

admin@busledonbrickwoks.org.uk

Telephone

01489 576248

Fax

01489 576248

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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