Brickworks Museum is dedicated to championing the small handmade country brick industry that has thrived in the area for hundreds of years.

Founded in 1897 by the brickmaking Ashby family, Brickworks Museum is the only surviving steam-driven Brickworks in the UK.

The original working machinery is at the heart of the collection, including the brickmaking machine and small equipment such as barrows, shovels and wagons. There are also an array of photographs, documents, letters, maps and audio/visual tapes that follow the story of the industry as it developed over time, particularly through both World Wars.

A highlight at Brickworks is the steam machinery, including four majestic steam engines, that are powered up once a month in demonstrations for the visitors to enjoy.

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The Brickworks

The Brickworks Museum, Swanwick Lane, Swanwick, Southampton, Hampshire, SO31 7HB

01489 576 248


Opening times

Regular opening every Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 11am until 4pm (last entry at 3pm) from 6th April 2022 until 27th October 2022.

Additional opening for special events will be announced on our website and social media platforms.

No advance booking is required for general visitors on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays (aside from special events).

Advance booking strictly required for all events held at the museum. Please see our website or social media for further information, or contact us at the museum.

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Free entry
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