Bursledon Brickworks: A History of Bricks Short course


This half-day course will begin with a brief introduction to the history of brickmaking, using examples from the museum archives.

This will be followed by an introduction to the old factory followed by a tour of the building complex. The tour will include a demonstration of hand brickmaking – the most common method prior to the twentieth century industrialisation of the process.

The Brickworks Museum is the only steam driven Victorian brickmaking factory left in the UK. Most unusually it was saved still in its original state – the men who worked here in the 1970s were working in almost exactly the same way as their great grandfathers.

Now a museum of bricks and brickmaking, it not only celebrates the old factory itself but the wider history of bricks in the UK.

This course is suitable for

  • SMEs
  • corporate organisations
  • managers
  • line managers
  • supervisors
  • mentors and coaches
  • employees interested in career development

Course details


  • Venue: The Brickworks Museum
  • Duration:

Date and time

  • Wednesday 9 June 2022
  • 1.15pm-4.15pm


  • £144

What you'll experience

On this short course you'll:

  • discuss the history of brickmaking in the UK
  • examine the history of Bursledon Brickworks
  • discuss the range of brickmaking archive within the 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. 

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