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Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

Swanwick Lane | Swanwick, Bursledon, Southampton SO31 7GW, England
+44 1489 576248
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Little Gem.

Living locally this was my 1st visit for several years. There has been a lot of investment in the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
SouthamptonUKAndy22
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Southampton UK
Fascinating talk and tour .

Our party of retired surveyors was really impressed by the talk and tour we were given and spent... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ChrysB670
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Salisbury, 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.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Swanwick Lane | Swanwick, Bursledon, Southampton SO31 7GW, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Living locally this was my 1st visit for several years. There has been a lot of investment in the site. The history of Brickmaking is explained. There is not a lot of industrial history sites in the South and this is one of the best...More

Thank SouthamptonUKAndy22
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BursledonBrickw, Manager at Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for the great review. We love the idea of being one of the best industrial sites open in Southampton!!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our party of retired surveyors was really impressed by the talk and tour we were given and spent more time exploring for ourselves. Lots to see and read and some more very interesting exhibits upstairs.

Thank ChrysB670
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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. We do appreciate all the feedback we receive.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travelled down from Bristol specially but it was worth it. Great little museum with plenty for kids to do. History of this factory and brick making well covered Still lots more potential and lots to do for a small band of volunteers but everything done...More

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

Thanks so much for the five star review. We love getting your feedback and knowing that the museum lived up to expectations.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit, so not sure what to expect. It is a great museum, well presented and very interesting, every body very help full, if you needed assistance and it is suitable for all ages. It took me back to my childhood days...More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review the museum and for the five stars. We really appreciate it.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on a Steampunk event weekend . there was plenty going on enough to fill a afternoon visit

Thank Nellie83_13
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BursledonBrickw, Manager at Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the review.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited for the summer fayre and had a fantastic day out. Really enjoyed looking around at the works itself as well as all the stalls and rides. Great family day out

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a positive review. We're thrilled you had such a great day and hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lived in the area for 5 years and just never got round to visiting until Fathers Day. Very friendly volunteers working throughout the site and all very helpful. From the old couple on the entrance desk welcoming the kids with maps that need to be...More

Thank MattFuller1977
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BursledonBrickw, Manager at Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the five stars. It was the first time we did a special for Fathers Day and weren't at all sure how many visitors we would get - this is probably why the cafe ran out of cake and was a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great day out on father's day. Friendly and helpful volunteers, tasty freshly made sandwiches in the cafe and lots to see and do. The Brickworks kept our little boy (under two) entertained for 3hrs. Hands on, informative and accessible, you could really touch and feel...More

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

Thank you so much for your review. Glad you enjoyed the day and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

A great day out for all the family. I attended with my children and grand children. It was a close call on who had the most fun!

Thank nickgladwell
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BursledonBrickw, Manager at Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Thank you so much for the review. It is an amazing place and we are glad you enjoyed the visit.

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Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

We went here on a steam day, it's was great! Train rides, engine rides, staff are so helpful with questions, cafe was reasonably priced, and there was a little craft fair that day also. Very interesting if you get time to stop and read the...More

Thank Kezz333
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BursledonBrickw, Manager at Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We really love hearing your feedback.

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Oliver B
3 September 2017|
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Response from AndyBarrow1948 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Most of the attraction is under cover.
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Bexcousins
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
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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