Basing House

Basing House
FREE car park address
Barton's Lane
Old Basing
Basingstoke
Hampshire
RG24 8AE
England

Website

www.basinghouse.org.uk

E-mail

basinghouse@hants.gov.uk

Telephone

All Basing House enquiries

01256 463965

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
Family walking accross new wooden bridge with a back drop of the Basing House ruins
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Visited by Henry VIII, besieged by Cromwell.......
Discover the many stories of Basing House, a nationally important historical site that has undergone re-development. See the new Visitor Centre, the Great Barn with audio/ visual presentation, audio guide, refreshments, museum and an exciting events programme. This venue dates from the Norman period and was the site of the largest private house in Tudor England, suffering at the hands of Oliver Cromwell during the English civil war.

Venue Type:

Museum, Heritage site, Castle or defences, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Open Saturdays to Thursdays from 1 March to 31 October, 11am - 4pm. Open to pre-booked groups only from November 1 to the end of February. Please contact us to pre-book groups.

Closed Fridays. (except Good Friday)

Admission charges

Per-booked group rates only until 28 February 2014:
Pre- booked groups of 15+ persons
Adult/Concession £3.80
Child (aged 5-15 yrs) £2.25

Ticket prices from 1 March 2013 - 31 Oct 2013:
Adult £5.10
Concession £4.60
Child (aged 5-15 yrs) £4.10
Family (2 adults+ 2 children or 1 adult & up to 3 children) £14.30.

Discounts

  • Museums Association
Getting there

By road:
Follow the brown signs to Basing House car park which is off Barton's Lane near the Millstone public house. Satnavs use postcode RG24 8AE.

Please note there is no parking (except accessible parking) directly outside the Visitor Centre and parking is not allowed in the village.

By train:
Basingstoke Station is on the main network rail route to south west England. (45 minutes from London Waterloo.)

By Bus:
No.10 from Basingstoke Bus Station to Park Lane/A30 junction (approx 5 minutes ) then cross Basingstoke Common to Redbridge Lane. Go over hump-back bridge, then turn left at junction into Basing Road and right on to the footpath at the bridge over the River Loddon.

On foot:
From Basingstoke railway station follow the Basing Trail 1.3mb which passes through Eastrop Park. The route is all on flat or nearly flat terrain and takes approximately 40 minutes to Basing House at a steady pace. Information panels are located at intervals along the route. The first panel is opposite the main entrance to the station.

By bicycle:
See www.basingstoke.gov.uk for downloadable cycle routes information.

Additional info

1 motorised scooter available to hire. Please pre-book.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Mothers Day: Buttons and Beads Workshop

  • 15 March 2015 10am-1pm

Join us for this family workshop and make your own jewellery, key rings or scarf toggles from recycled buttons and beads.

Admission

£5 per person

Sealed Knot Civil War action at Basing House

  • 5 — 6 April 2015 11am-1pm

Step back in time at Basing House, a nationally important Civil War site and experience the drama of the English Civil War with the Sealed Knot charity re-enactment group. More details to follow in the new year.

Admission

Normal admission applies.

Family Felt Making Workshop

  • 9 April 2015 11am-1pm

Join us for this fun family felt making workshop.

Admission

£5 per person

Silk Painting Workshop

  • 25 April 2015 11am-4pm

Learn the art of painting on silk in this one day workshop.

Admission

£25 per person

History of Blackwork In One Embroidery

  • 9 May 2015 11am-4pm

Follow the history, developments and methods of Blackwork embroidery from its early geometric designs to the more organic style used in Elizabethan times. As well as the introduction of colour threads and embellishment, in one design based on the Basing House knot garden. Ideal workshop for beginners.

Admission

£15 per person

Dream Gardens Workshop

  • 26 May 2015 11am-1pm

Join us for this family workshop and grow your own miniature garden.

Admission

£5 per person

Getting there

By road:
Follow the brown signs to Basing House car park which is off Barton's Lane near the Millstone public house. Satnavs use postcode RG24 8AE.

Please note there is no parking (except accessible parking) directly outside the Visitor Centre and parking is not allowed in the village.

By train:
Basingstoke Station is on the main network rail route to south west England. (45 minutes from London Waterloo.)

By Bus:
No.10 from Basingstoke Bus Station to Park Lane/A30 junction (approx 5 minutes ) then cross Basingstoke Common to Redbridge Lane. Go over hump-back bridge, then turn left at junction into Basing Road and right on to the footpath at the bridge over the River Loddon.

On foot:
From Basingstoke railway station follow the Basing Trail 1.3mb which passes through Eastrop Park. The route is all on flat or nearly flat terrain and takes approximately 40 minutes to Basing House at a steady pace. Information panels are located at intervals along the route. The first panel is opposite the main entrance to the station.

By bicycle:
See www.basingstoke.gov.uk for downloadable cycle routes information.

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