The Brickworks Museum


Type:Industrial Archaeology

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

Tel: +44 (0)1489 576248

The Brickworks Museum


Come and be amazed at the authentic sights, sounds and smells of the only steam-driven Victorian Brickworks left in the country. You can follow in the footsteps of the brickmakers to see how bricks were once made here by the million and experience what a Victorian factory with its huge machinery was like.

The ground floor celebrates the main factory buildings including the brickmaking machinery, huge drying sheds and kiln. There are more collections in the large first floor display area and indoor activities for children. Outside you  can see older methods of making bricks. There really is something for everyone, lots of hands-on activities for children of all ages and plenty of space inside if the weather is poor.

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult - Event Day£7.00 per ticket
Adult - Museum only£5.00 per ticket
Child - Event day£4.00 per ticket
Child - Museum only£3.00 per ticket
Concession - Event Day£6.00 per ticket
Concession - Museum only£4.00 per ticket
Family - Event day£18.00 per ticket
Family - Museum only£13.00 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 -Tourism South East Member Tourism South East Member 2021
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2017/18 - Silver Beautiful South Awards Winners 2017/18 - Silver 2017

Opening Times

2022 (2 Apr 2022 - 29 Oct 2022)
Monday - TuesdayClosed*
Wednesday - Thursday11:00 - 16:00*
Friday - SundayClosed*

* Monthly events to be held on Sundays please check website for details.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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