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Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

Swanwick Lane | Swanwick, Bursledon, Southampton SO31 7GW, England
+44 1489 576248
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A great place for a trip out

The car-park had plenty of space and there was a short walk to the entrance. Access was very good... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Cedric N
Visit with grown up family

Ever out for the search of a New place to visit in the Southampton area this place came up in the... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
wendyjk24
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Ryde, United Kingdom
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Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum is all set to become one of the key visitor attractions in the South. The only remaining steam driven brickworks in the country we show how brick making made the leap from small scale production to 20 million bricks a year. The fully restored and working machinery helped us to win the coveted Institute of Mechanical Engineering Heritage Award in 2011 and on Open Days we can show it all running as it was when it ceased producing bricks. On site you can see the patented method adopted to dry the bricks and the huge kiln block that was used to fire them ready for collection. The museum has other clay based collections on site and lots of opportunities on offer which makes a visit both enjoyable and educational.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good34%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“open days” (6 reviews)
“steam engine” (6 reviews)
“brick making” (7 reviews)
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Swanwick Lane | Swanwick, Bursledon, Southampton SO31 7GW, England
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+44 1489 576248
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The car-park had plenty of space and there was a short walk to the entrance. Access was very good with a wheelchair and there was a lift to take less mobile visitors to the upper floor. The museum is very well laid out giving an...More

Thank Cedric N
BursledonBrickw, Manager at Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review the museum and for giving us such a great rating. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Ever out for the search of a New place to visit in the Southampton area this place came up in the things to do search. The reviews looked promising as did their webpage. It didn't sadly coincide with their monthly "steam up" days; where i...More

Thank wendyjk24
Reviewed 6 May 2017

This is such an interesting place to visit. We expected a really small place but what a surprise. It is run by volunteers, who are both pleasant and very informative. It is really well set out and seeing all the different bricks, chimney pots, tiles,...More

Thank PAT W W
BursledonBrickw, Manager at Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to write a review. We really value all your comments.

Reviewed 23 April 2017

A great place for all things industrial and not just making bricks. There were so many steam traction engines of all sizes I could not count them all, and that smell of these magnificent machines in action cannot be described. Well done to the organisers...More

Thank ExploreGB
BursledonBrickw, General Manager at Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Thank you so much for your review. Slightly puzzled re: gates because we shut them around 5.00 when everyone has left. Did you accidentally come to our back gates on Coal Park Lane? These are kept shut for safety reasons. Glad it didn't put you...More

Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

One of the last places you might think of going but extremely interesting with lots to see and learn about. Dedicated team of workers maintaining the old equipment and lovely, reasonably priced cafe.

Thank Linda S
BursledonBrickw, Manager at Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for the five star rating. Hope you will be back to see us again soon.

Reviewed 3 April 2017

If you like industrial museums then this is the place for you. If you like local history then this is the place for you. If you want something different for a great afternoon out then this is the place for you. It is only open...More

Thank TeamFishUK
BursledonBrickw, General Manager at Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Thank you so much for your comprehensive review and the generous 5 stars. Car park is rough....site is cold....but we do have hot water in the WCs - but only on one sink in each...the others sadly only have cold water! Hope you will visit...More

Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is an excellent Museum for people of all ages and often with extra displays that are not there all the time. The dedicated volunteers do all they can to make your visit a happy one and would recommend.

Thank TEDDYBEARLYMINGTON
BursledonBrickw, Manager at Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

Thank you for the lovely review. We hope you will all come and see us again soon.

Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

My "perren" Grand parents lived in the terrace of cottages opposite the Brickworks until the late nineties, the cottages belonged to Redlands and my Grandparents had been allocated a home rent free for life, in the 1980s the company sold the cottages with sitting tenants,...More

Thank Nigel P
BursledonBrickw, Manager at Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2017

How lovely to hear about your family involvement with the Brickworks. Did we have our cottages display up and running when you visited? If not you might like to pop in again and see it. We based it on one of the cottages your grandparents...More

Reviewed 30 November 2016

Really interesting museum telling local history and the history of brick making. Went on a "normal" day ,not an event day. Plenty to see , with some activities for children. Very good little cafe with yummy homemade cakes

Thank Wiltshireadventurer
BursledonBrickw, General Manager at Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We really appreciate it.

Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

What a great little museum this is. Never been before, but saw there was a special event day on, on Sunday. Plenty to see and do for all ages. The brickworks museum was very interesting, and the small scale steam train rides went down well...More

Thank Ian W
BursledonBrickw, General Manager at Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2016

Thank you for writing a review about the museum - it really helps. Glad you enjoyed the day and hope you come back another time.

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Bexcousins
Hi, if you make a brick do you get to take it home or does it have to stay at the museum? Thank you
22 August 2016|
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Response from BursledonBrickw | Property representative |
Yes, but they will need to dry out so you need to be a bit careful with them!
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Keith M
Are dogs welcome?
31 May 2016|
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Response from BursledonBrickw | Property representative |
Ooops - we missed this question. Yes, dogs on leads are very welcome. We have no problem with them inside and outside the museum. The only place we can't let them go is in the cafe itself but even then there is plenty of... More
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Carol F
Opening times over half term please
29 January 2015|
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Response from BursledonBrickw | Property representative |
We are not open for the February half term as it is too cold in the Brickworks. Back in action in April ready for Easter.
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