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.
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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.

Festival of Archaeology 2014: Dig at Basing House!

  • 21 July — 17 August 2014 *on now

A team of Southampton University students will be joined by volunteers to excavate part of the Tudor mansion at Basing House.

We will be offering a number of activities over the course of the excavation, including object handling sessions and tours of the dig site daily at 11.30 and 2.30.

Admission

Please check all Festival of Archaeology 2014 event dates, times, booking and admission charges before visiting.

Website

http://www.hants.gov.uk/basing-house

Festival of Archaeology 2014: Delve into the Dig Pits at Basing House

  • 24 July — 13 August 2014 *on now

Get in touch with your inner Indiana Jones and take part in our Dig Pit adventure. You will be shown some basic excavation techniques and supervised in use of the trowel and object recording.

The Dig Pits provide a safe and fun environment to have a go at archaeological excavation whatever your age.

Admission

Please check all Festival of Archaeology 2014 event dates, times, booking and admission charges before visiting.

Website

http://www.hants.gov.uk/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.

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