Machine Restoration 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 in the country.  The museum is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to volunteers and for a big Event one Sunday a month April to October.


Machine Restoration Volunteer role:

  • To work as part of a team to help clean and preserve our collection of machinery, possibly to a working condition depending upon the desired outcome of the project. 
  • Help to clean, paint, lubricate and maintain historic machinery either to work or to be a static display.
  • Work within a team of volunteers, consulting with the Collections Manager about the treatments used on the objects.
  • Help to make records of the work undertaken.
  • Talk to members of the public about the machines and possibly demonstrate them in action.
  • Carry out other manual tasks around the museum as necessary for the running and development of the organisation i.e. putting up signs, barriers etc.

This team volunteer on a Thursday and possibly for the Sunday events.


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Any expenses need to be agreed with management in advance and generally just cover materials.
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 08/06/2021

End Date: 08/06/2022

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening No No No No No No No


Swanwick Lane
SO31 7HB

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