Basing House

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 in 2009. Start your journey at the Visitor Centre, step inside the magnificent Great Barn with audio/ visual presentation, see the interesting artefacts in the museum, LEGO models of the new and old Basing House and Great Barn. 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.
The free venue car park is a 5 min walk along the delightful river Loddon.
Civil War and Tudor MP3 Pod cast tours available to download for free from our website.
Ice creams, biscuits/ cakes, hot and cold drinks available from the Visitor Centre. Great place to bring a picnic. Great countryside walks and cycling in the area. Dogs on leads welcome.

Venue Type:

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

Opening hours

Saturday to Thursday, 1 March - 31 Oct (subject to change - please check website)
11am - 4pm. Closing time for some events may differ.
Closed Fridays

Admission charges

Prices valid until 28 Feb 2017.

Adult £6.00*
Concession (aged 60+/ Student/ Disabled) £5.50*
Child (aged 5–15 years) £4.90*
Family (2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + up to 3 Children) £17.00*
Under 5s FREE
Carer (with paying disabled visitor) FREE

Special rate for pre-booked groups of 15+ persons
Group Adult/Concession £4.50
Group Child (aged 5–15 yrs) £3.66

* Become a Gift Aid visitor. UK tax payers can opt to pay admission that includes a voluntary donation to help safeguard the future of arts and museums in Hampshire. Standard entry prices Adults £5.40, Concession £5.00, Child £4.40, Family £15.40.

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

Please see our Access information on our website http://www.hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk/content/access-information-1
Accessible toilets and Disabled car parking available at the Visitor Centre and near to the Museum on the Ruins side of the site.
Please call Milestones Museum out of season (Nov - Feb) for group bookings and general information about Basing House on 01256 477766.

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.
Mid summer Nights Dream image for play

A Midsummer Nights Dream by William Shakespeare at Basing House

  • 3 September 2016 6-10pm

Join us for an open-air garden theatre performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream - by William Shakespeare. Performed by ChapterHouse Theatre Company, in the Walled Garden at Basing House.
Please bring your own rugs or low backed seating from 6pm. Performance starts at 7pm.
Tickets can be purchased on line or via telephone through See Tickets 0871 220 0260.
Free car parking off Barton's Lane, Old Basing, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG24 8AE.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Adult £14, Child £10, Family (2a+2c) £42, 10% discount for 10+ pre-booked persons

Website

http://www.chapterhouse.org/show2.html

2 ladies dressed in Tudor costume one holding a bird of prey

Tudor Day at Basing House

  • 17 September 2016 11am-4pm

Our popular Tudor Day returns with a variety of Tudor themed things to see and do such as the Falconry displays, costumed interpreters, Tudor tunnel open, Hobby Horse jousting, Tudor toys and games, Tudor Lucet and spinning, guided tours of the site, Yateley Morris dancers and more!

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 18+

Admission

Normal admission charges apply. Please visit our website.

Website

http://www.hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk/event/tudor-day-basing-house

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.

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

Website

www.hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk/basing-house

E-mail

basing.house@hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk

Telephone

All Basing House enquiries March to Oct

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.
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