The Brickworks Museum

The Brickworks Museum

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  • Museums / heritage

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National - England


A. To secure for the benefit of the public the preservation, restoration, improvement, enhancement and maintenance of the features and objects (including buildings, plant and machinery) of historical architectural and industrial interest at the Bursledon Brickworks Museum.

B. To educate the public in the history of the building industry and more specifically in the history of the manufacture and use of bricks and other clay products and in the history and development of related traditional materials and crafts.


A. The museum has a talented team of volunteers who carry out maintenance and repair to the various items of original brickmaking machinery stored on site. This equipment is made operational on a monthly basis, when the museum also hosts a special theamed event to encourage visitors to the site. We have a strong record of grant funding to allow for both large and small projects, and we are currently replacing a large roof over a group of 12 Hoffman brick making kilns.

We also have long term plans to redevelop part of the site and leverage the fundig to repair 2 brick making sheds, returning them to productive use and removing them from the Heritage "at risk" register.

B. Through our Education Officer, we run an extensive series of workshops and special events to help people understand the social significance of local brickmaking, and the techniques and processes used.

We have a well stocked "clay room" where we run activities for all age groups to demonstrate the brick making process in a hands on way.

We have recently acquired the a mobile classroom (in a converted bus) which we intend to use to take our educational offering to schools and other local interested groups.

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