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Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

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Super attraction!

An earlier review said they only spent 30 minutes there. Very odd. We didn't see everything and had... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kilrennylass
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Guildford, United Kingdom
Great morning out, food available.

If you like industrial style heritage museums it’s great. They normally have something special on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Andy O
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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...more
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Swanwick Lane | Swanwick, Bursledon, Southampton SO31 7GW, England
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+44 1489 576248
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An earlier review said they only spent 30 minutes there. Very odd. We didn't see everything and had to leave when the place closed! What an interesting and well laid out attraction. VERY modestly priced entry, friendlt volunteers and plenty for everyone including children. A...More

Thank kilrennylass
Bursledon B, Manager at Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the review and the five stars. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again very soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like industrial style heritage museums it’s great. They normally have something special on open days, eg a talk about owls, I think they had 6 of them on perches. (Live ones). Lots of old bricks, chimneys, etc (clay). Sometimes the steam engines are...More

Thank Andy O
Bursledon B, Manager at Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We always like to hear from our visitors.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely afternoon out when the rain stopped, nice ride on the little train, very interesting place I think we’ll be back for another event, the WW1 display was very interesting and the pipe and drums band were very good

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Bursledon B, Manager at Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review and for coming out in the dubious weather! Look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a heritage open day as it’s local to us and we have never visited before. We were surprised at how much there was, great to see the kilns which we were told could still be used, two trains which we could ride, a...More

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Bursledon B, Manager at Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the lovely review. We do have problems with postcodes as we have two entrances...the back gate which ends in 7GW and the main gates which end in 7HB. Haven't managed to fully resolve this but are still trying. We are glad you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We came on the heritage weekend open day and had a lovely time. For a small donation my 5 year old made a brick and was so proud of herself. We had a ride on the train which was popular with my 3 year old....More

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Bursledon B, Manager at Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. So glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed August 26, 2018

We visited on a very wet day, after searching online for somewhere indoors to suit children and where you can also take dogs. What a delight! There is so much to do there - we were there for nearly 4 hours and had the weather...More

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BursledonBrickw, Manager at Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Thank you so much for the review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit with us. The volunteers do work hard to try and ensure visitors get the most out of their time with us. Praise like this goes a long way to...More

Reviewed August 22, 2018

One of the local hidden gems. Worthy of a visit to show your support to preserving some of the areas industrial heritage. Fascinating information on the development of the local brickworks, and probably down to many hours of volunteers time.

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BursledonBrickw, Manager at Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

Thank you very much for your review and the five stars. We are glad you enjoyed your visit - and you are right about the amazing amount of time our volunteers spend helping us to keep the museum going.

Reviewed July 17, 2018

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

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BursledonBrickw, Manager at Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2018

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

Reviewed July 5, 2018

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.

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BursledonBrickw, Manager at Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to review the museum. We do appreciate all the feedback we receive.

Reviewed July 5, 2018

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

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BursledonBrickw, Manager at Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2018

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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OliverB2673
September 2, 2017|
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Response from AndyBarrow1948 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Most of the attraction is under cover.
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Bexcousins
August 21, 2016|
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Response from Bursledon B | 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
May 30, 2016|
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Response from Bursledon B | 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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