The Brickworks Museum

Is The Brickworks Museum Open?

Covid-19 Update: Open! Doors open at 11am and for regular museum days (Wednesday and Thursday, except for June 2nd) tickets are available at the door. What’s happening June 2nd, I hear you ask! They’re holding a special FREE WW1 themed open day in the June half-term for which tickets must be booked in advance. For the most up-to-date information visit their official website via the link above or view our list of Hampshire attractions.

About This Attraction

Come and be amazed at the authentic sights, sounds and smells of the last steam-driven Victorian brickworks in the UK. 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.

There really is something for everyone, lots of hands-on activities for children of all ages. You can even have a go at making your own brick. Plenty of space inside if the weather is poor and they welcome well behaved dogs on leads.

Once a month all the machinery is steamed up and the place hums with life again. There are four stationary engines, a railway on site, resident traction engines who help put on a really good day out – no chance of getting bored!

An inexpensive family visit, with lots of brick related activities and family trails. Enjoy free parking, snacks, drinks and gift shop.

The Brickworks Museum is based on the River Hamble with lovely riverside walks, and Manor Farm and Bursledon Windmill close by. Why not make a day of it!

April to October: Wednesday & Thursday 11.00am – 4.00pm

Why should I visit?

    • The last steam-driven Victorian brickworks in the UK
    • Lots of hands-on activities for children
    • Make your own brick!
    • See the engines in action
    • Riverside walks close by


Assistance dogs allowed
Baby changing facilities
Disabled access
Disabled parking available
Dogs accepted
Facilities for the partially sighted available on request
Free parking on site
Gift shop
On site parking
Suitable for ages 3 and above
Tour Guide – we require booking for this facility
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The Brickworks Museum

Valid from 25th Jan 2022 until 31st Dec 2022

One child free with an adult ticket

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Where to find us


The Brickworks Museum
Swanwick Lane
SO31 7HB


01489 576248


[email protected]


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By car

Located off the A27 between Southampton and Portsmouth near the River Hamble. Main entrance is on Swanwick Lane. If using a Satnav please use SO31 7HB

By train

Approximately 20 minutes from Bursledon Station and 30 minutes from Swanwick. Both stations are on the Southampton/Portsmouth line

By bus

First Bus number X4 and X5 run past the bottom of Swanwick Lane. Alight at “The Navigator” pub going east or Swanwick Marina going west.

Kids activities

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There is so much for kids to do at the The Brickworks Museum, some of the activities include:

  • Hands on activities throughout the industrial museum.
  • Making a brick.
  • Children’s play areas – inside and out.
  • Vintage arcade machines.