Milestones Museum

Victorian Street scene at Milestones Museum
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Immerse yourself in the past at Milestones, Hampshire’s museum of living history. Explore the museum’s streets, shops and buildings to discover how people used to live, buy a ration of sweets from our 1940s sweet shop, view our unique collection of vintage vehicles and have a go in our penny arcade!

Your trip to Hampshire past will take you as far back as the age of the Victorians, with cobbled streets, a replica Victorian school room – complete with chalkboard and teacher’s desk – and even a working printing press. Throughout the year, we run a programme of fun, family-friendly events and exhibitions – keep an eye on our What’s on for more details.

From a working pub to a play space for under fives, costumed characters, interactive displays and more, there is so much for everyone to enjoy at Milestones!

Venue Type:

Museum, Transport heritage site, Archive

Opening hours

Tuesday - Friday: 10:00 - 16:45
Saturday - Sunday: 11:00 - 16:45
Monday: Closed

Opening times may vary during school holidays.

Admission charges

Pay once, visit all year! With your ticket, you can enjoy unlimited visits to Milestones Museum and return as many times as you like for a whole year!

Adult - £12.00
Child - £8.00
Concession - £11.00
Under 5s - FREE
Family ticket (up to 5 people, max. 2 adults) - £35.00

Discounts

  • Museums Association
Getting there

By car: exit the M3 at junction 6 or 7. Follow signs for the town centre and brown tourist signs for the Leisure Park and Milestones. Enter the Leisure Park at Entrance B, signposted Milestones. Free car parking is available in front of the museum.

By train or bus: a Centre Shuttle service runs between Basingstoke railway station town centre and the Leisure Park, stopping outside the museum.

Additional info

At Milestones, we aim to be as accessible as possible to everyone. If you have any questions before your visit, please call us on 01256 639550 or email milestones.museum@hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk.

Wheelchairs and motorised scooters can be hired for use during your visit. Hire is free, but subject to availability: we recommend booking in advance.

Milestones is built on three levels with cobbled floors and tramlines in the Victorian and Edwardian parts of the museum. Some difficulty may be experienced by wheelchair users in this area. The 1930s area is flat, although some parts of the flooring are textured. Both areas have pavements with dropped kerbs. Assistance dogs are welcome.

There are seven allocated accessible parking spaces near the main entrance and space available for coaches and minibuses. Parking spaces for blue badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.

The main doors into the museum are double width and open automatically. There are two lifts available, one either side of the main stairs. Visitors with mobility issues may find the Penny Arcade difficult to use. In peak times, this area can become very busy and therefore difficult to navigate.

Accessible toilets can be found on both entrance and museum floor levels.

Collection details

Agriculture, Architecture, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Industry, Land Transport, Photography, Science and Technology, Social History, Toys and Hobbies, Trade and Commerce

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.
Mission Mega Machine

Mission Mega Machine

  • 21 July — 9 September 2018

Come along and learn about inventions and innovations developed in Hampshire, such as the Spitfire and Taskers engines. Fun trail and hands-on activities for all ages as you explore the world of science from railways to rockets and take on the Mega Machine Mission…

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Included in admission

Website

https://www.hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk/event/mission-mega-machine

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Downloadable Activity Sheets

https://hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk/milestones-museum/schools/resources-activity-sheets

Milestones has a range of activity sheets available to use in the your free time (the time between when your programme ends and you leave the museum). You can book a maximum of two activity sheets up to a week before your visit. This page provides links to the activity sheets we provide for you to have a look at and download if you find them useful. The worksheets cover buildings, people, towns and signs from Victorian times and the 1930s.

Getting there

By car: exit the M3 at junction 6 or 7. Follow signs for the town centre and brown tourist signs for the Leisure Park and Milestones. Enter the Leisure Park at Entrance B, signposted Milestones. Free car parking is available in front of the museum.

By train or bus: a Centre Shuttle service runs between Basingstoke railway station town centre and the Leisure Park, stopping outside the museum.

Milestones Museum
Leisure Park
Churchill Way West
Basingstoke
Hampshire
RG22 6PG
England

Website

https://www.milestonesmuseum.org.uk/

E-mail

General Enquiries

enquiries@hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk

Milestones Museum

milestones.museum@hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk

Telephone

Milestones Museum

01256 639550

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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