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Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

Swanwick Lane | Swanwick, Bursledon, Southampton SO31 7GW, England
+44 1489 576248
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Well worth a visit

Well I enjoyed this day out more than I expected and I will revisit when they have an event on. As... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tangled_JHP
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A bit different

Very interesting museum and friendly staff. The information and exhibits are well presented. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
emerald1955
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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.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“steam engine” (8 reviews)
“open days” (7 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 1 week ago via mobile

Well I enjoyed this day out more than I expected and I will revisit when they have an event on. As I feel something like this needs supporting so we don't lose it.

Thank Tangled_JHP
BursledonBrickw, Manager at Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for your support - and for thinking about coming again. Our funding is all from people like you so visits are really important to us!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting museum and friendly staff. The information and exhibits are well presented. We went as a couple but I think families would also enjoy it. The 1970s living room would be interesting for grandparents to show their grandchildren! Worth a detour.

Thank emerald1955
BursledonBrickw, Manager at Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking time to review the museum. We like to be different!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This lovely little museum doesn't open every day, so check opening times on their website before visiting! They also have a monthly 'steam up' event where they actually run the steam engines. Again, check the dates on their website before visiting. The place is run...More

Thank Clair W
BursledonBrickw, Manager at Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review the museum. We love the arcade machines as well - they are fun. The cafe is basic for lunch as we struggle with the opening times and not wasting food. Good for cakes though! We are really...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have literally driven past this museum hundreds of times as we live just around the corner. Whilst having an extension built on our house my daughter said perhaps we should visit the brickworks to see where bricks were made! What a great museum, really...More

Thank The_5ims
BursledonBrickw, Manager at Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to review the museum. It is mostly run by our great and loyal volunteers and they will really appreciate your comments. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had very interesting time looking around the Brick Works. When we went there was vintage machinery on display as well.

Thank Tony A
BursledonBrickw, Manager at Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the five star rating. Fantastic and glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great snapshot of the past. With two trains, exhibits and a load of working steam engines and a old arcade machines we had more than enough to entertain us and our four year old for an afternoon. It's good to see out industrial heritage...More

Thank Beech-buum
BursledonBrickw, Manager at Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the great review and very glad you enjoyed your visit. Just wanted to point out to anyone else thinking of visiting that the trains only run when we are all steamed up - one Sunday a month. We don't want...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So went today for the first time. Got there early as it was one of the event days and a steam day as well. Was a nice little museum, but found it was more geared towards small kids, than to older people. There was a...More

Thank Namu G
BursledonBrickw, Manager at Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review. A quick response to some of your comments. It was a Family Fun Day and so we were definitely geared towards children. Other events are aimed at a different audience. The trains are run by a separate...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful museum. Museums of our industrial heritage are wonderful and this is a great one. Still 'work in progress' but wonderful, enthusiastic staff. The cafe could be better but they are gathering feedback on that. We will return, possibly on one of the days...More

Thank AndyBarrow1948
BursledonBrickw, Manager at Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review the museum and for the five * rating. We are learning as we go so all feedback is really helpful.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say, such a fab experience. The volunteers made the day run so smoothly, they were great fun, hugely informative and so involved and interested in spending time with us. The lady on reception was a real hoot, such a pleasure to meet....More

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

Thank you so much for your review. It means so much to us all here. Look forward to seeing you again very soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Brickworks recently held a steam punk themed open day. Apart from the museum itself being open, there were various stalls selling steam punk clothing and accessories and outside were steampunks entertaining the public. Whilst there, we saw a juggler who was juggling knives and...More

Thank lizy228
BursledonBrickw, Manager at Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are sorry you did not enjoy the event. Just to clarify this was not one organised by ourselves but by a group who used us as a venue. We think that we are a great place to hold a Steampunk event and we are...More

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Bexcousins
21 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
30 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
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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