The Brickworks Museum
Average time spent – 1-2 hours.
Things to do at The Brickworks Museum review
The Brickworks Museum is a volunteer-run museum based in Swanwick, Hampshire, England. It is thought to be the last Victorian steam-driven brickworks left in the UK. It might not strike you as somewhere to visit with the family but with a play area for the kids and other activities, it’s certainly somewhere a bit different.
The Brickworks were built back in the late 19th century and by the 1930s they were producing up to 20 million bricks a year. You can still see all the old machinery including the steam engines. They even hold special steam event days.
It’s a really hands-on museum with lots of interactive things for kids to do. You can see bricks being made and even have a try yourselves. On their event days, there is also a narrow-gauge railway that you can take a ride on. Plus there is a small outdoor play area.
The Southampton and District transport and heritage trust is also based at the site and you can see many former transport buses. They have approximately 20 vehicles.
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FAQ and Further Information The Brickworks Museum
Address: Swanwick Ln, Swanwick, Southampton SO31 7HB, Hampshire, England. Phone: 01489 576248
Category – Museum – Indoors and Outdoors – Suitable for all ages
Is there food and drink available?
There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.
What are the main things to do?
Museum with displays from the past showing brickmaking, steam days with a miniature railway, play area and activities. There are toilets and a cafe.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Cheap – An adult standard ticket £6, children 5-16 £4. Under 5s are free, other pricing options are available.
Is there parking?
There is a free car park.
When are they open?
The Brickworks Museum has limited opening days. For up to date opening times please visit their website.
You are welcome to take dogs into most of the exhibits as it is a dog friendly museum.
Are they accessible?
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