Engineering Volunteer

The Brickworks Museum, Bursledon is a volunteer run museum located by the river Hamble between Southampton and Portsmouth. The site is owned by the Hampshire Buildings Preservation Trust and governed by Bursledon Brickworks Trust. We are a unique site and the only remaining steam driven brickworks left in the country.  The museum is open 3 days a week from April to October, with a big Event day a month and regular group and school visits.

To help maintain and run the historic steam engines at the museum, as part of a team, and to talk to visitors about them.

Typical tasks and duties involved in the role:

• Helping to clean, lubricate and generally maintain the historic steam engines at the museum

• Help to steam up and run the engines on Event days and occasional other days i.e. for a group visit, as necessary

• Talk to members of the public about the engines

• Help other members of the team prepare the boiler for the annual inspection

• Carry out other manual tasks around the museum as necessary for the running and development of the organisation i.e. putting up signs


• Some knowledge of engines and working machinery

• Ability to work within a team is essential

• An ability and willingness to learn new skills, as necessary

• To have a methodical approach to tasks 

• To have a high regard for safe working practices

• Reliable and trustworthy

• Comfortable with getting dirty!


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

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Availability Details

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday all year and Sunday from April until the end of October


Swanwick Lane
SO31 7HB

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