Bursledon Brickworks: A History of Bricks Short course

Please note that this event has been postponed and will NOT take place on the advertised date.

If you've already booked to attend this course, please refer to the email that you should've received from cpd@port.ac.uk. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Bursledon Brickworks is the only remaining Victorian brickworks in the country. It is a rare survivor from our industrial past that has never been updated during its working life (1896–1974) on a site which also hasn't been redeveloped since it closed.

Historic England consider the old factory to be of national importance and in order to save it for posterity they have, with the help of the National Lottery Heritage Fund, turned into a museum. The museum plans in the future to become The National Museum of Bricks and Brickmaking and already has a large collection of bricks and brickmaking machinery.

Course details


  • Mode of study: Face to face
  • Duration:
  • Start and end dates:
  • Location: Bursledon Brickworks, Southampton SO31 7HB


  • Single bookings: £105
  • Multirate (3 or more courses booked at same time): £90
  • APC rate: £70
  • Apprenticeship rate: £70
  • Retired rate: £70

What you'll experience

On this short course you'll cover:

  • the history of the Bursledon Brickworks
  • the history of bricks and brickmaking machinery
  • the restoration of the site and its transformation into a fully functioning museum


You'll be taught by Carolyne Haynes, the project manager at the museum. Her role is to find a sustainable way forward for the museum by creating diverse income streams. An architect by training, she also teaches one day a week in the Architecture Department at the University of Portsmouth. Carolyne's book on social history of bricks and mortar is due to be published in 2019.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course. 

Multi-discount courses

The following courses are eligible for the multirate discount when you book three or more courses at the same time:

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