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Bursledon Brickworks Museum


Type:Industrial Archaeology

Swanwick Lane, Swanwick, Bursledon, Hampshire, SO31 7HB

Tel: +44 (0)1489 576248

Bursledon Brickworks Museum


A chance to see the only remaining steam driven brickworks remaining in the country. Once a thriving business making 20 million bricks a year the factory closed in 1974 still using all its original Victorian machinery and buildings. With a generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund the old brickworks are being transformed into a museum. There you can see the existing buildings and a huge collection of clay building materials including over 100 chimney pots!

The story takes the visitor round the museum following the route of a lump of clay as it becomes a brick. There are lots of hands on activities for all ages – you can even try making your own brick. The Brickworks are unique and nationally recognized as being very important – why not come and see what all the fuss is about?

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult - Event Day£6.00 per ticket
Adult - Museum only£4.00 per ticket
Child - Event day£4.00 per ticket
Child - Museum only£2.00 per ticket
Concession - Event Day£5.00 per ticket
Concession - Museum only£3.00 per ticket
Family - Event day£15.00 per ticket
Family - Museum only£10.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



  • Accessible Lift - Stair lift to upper floor
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - Open when museum open
  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted - On leads only
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 2 Hours
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times

Provider Preferences

  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Marketed Towards Families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups


Map & Directions

Road Directions

The museum is located off the A27 between Southampton and Portsmouth near the River Hamble.

Public Transport Directions

Half a mile from Bursledon Station and a mile from Swanwick. Regular hourly trains from Southampton and Portsmouth.

Buses stop on A27 a twenty minute walk from the main gates.


  • Tourism South East Award -14/15 Bronze Award - Beautiful South Awards for Excellence 14/15 Bronze Award - Beautiful South Awards for Excellence 2014
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2017/18 - Silver Beautiful South Awards Winners 2017/18 - Silver 2017
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2018 Tourism South East Member 2018 2018

Opening Times

2019 (2 Apr 2019 - 29 Oct 2019)
Monday - TuesdayClosed*
Wednesday - Thursday11:00 - 16:00*
Friday - SaturdayClosed*
Sunday11:00 - 16:00*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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