Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum (Swanick) Reviews
Newest Review: ... though they are purely there for show, they are it seems, beyond repair. The lower level also houses some machine shops. The upper level hold the main displays which tell you about the history of the brickworks - on open days this space has further displays and mainly traders. The brickworks really come to life on events days - generally this is a gathering of steam engine enthusiasts, and if you will excuse my terminology, I am talking the steamroller, fairground type rather than those that pull the trains. There are rides on a carriage being pulled by these engines, which is charming. The nostalgia value of these old steamrollers is ... more
Customer Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum (Swanick) Reviews (1)
by - written on 14/05/09, updated on 14/05/09 (Very useful, 88 readings)
This is a medium sized industrial heritage site in the South of England about halfway between Portsmouth and Southampton. You enter the site down a dusty track on one side of which is the car park and the other a narrow guage railway line. On non-event days, all there really is to see is the brickworks building, a lovely old red brick building with a wonderful chimney stack. This stack has had to be shortened for safety reasons. Entering the building you are taken past some of the machinery used to crush the clay and process it through to the making of the bricks themselves. Through the next door you cab see the steam engine which would have turned ... Read the complete review
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