The Brickworks Museum

  • Swanwick
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

Bursledon Brickworks were built in 1897 and by the 1930s were producing up to 20 million bricks a year. All the old machinery still exists and is working including the steam engine. Once a month on the big Steam-Up Event Days they get the whole lot in steam. They show you how bricks were made and you can have a go at making a brick yourself. There are lots of hands on activities for children.

The Event Days are held on Sundays monthly from April to November.

On these days there are lots of other activities. There is a narrow gauge railway that can carry passengers and one that pulls trucks. There is a miniature railway which gives rides throughout the day. There are traction engines on site that join us for most Open Days.

There is a big exhibition area upstairs where they have craft stalls or exhibitions and a courtyard for displays. The variety of activities on offer is very wide, ranging from birds of prey to model railways!

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Opening hours

Wednesday,Thursday, Sunday 11:00-16:00


Adults: £4.00

Concessions: £3.00

Kids: £2.00

Family: £10.00

Travel & Contact Information


Swanwick Lane, Southampton, Swanwick, Hampshire, SO31 7HB, England

Phone number

01489 576248



Click here to visit The Brickworks Museum's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

WCs, Disabled WC and baby changing.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

The Brickworks Museum has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

On Open Days the cafe can warm up baby food/milk for parents.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

Bursledon Brickworks has a cafe serving refreshments including scrummy homemade cakes.

Yes, The Brickworks Museum is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, The Brickworks Museum have stated they are pushchair friendly.

The Brickworks Museum has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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