Milestones - Living History Museum

Victorian Street scene at Milestones Museum
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Step back in time to the late Victorian period and experience Hampshire during the Industrial Revolution. Explore an authentically recreated network of streets, houses and factories, and discover a host of fascinating objects and vehicles from the Victorian era to the 1940s. Call into the Baverstoke Arms and drink in the Edwardian atmosphere. See our costumed interpreters perform historical presentations. See Woolmer, a 100 year old steam locomotive on static display at the train station. Have fun with all the old favourites in the Vintage penny arcade. Families can dress up in Victorian costumes from the costume tent and try the 'Eye Spy' trails. There’s something for everyone at Milestones.
'Changing Places' facility for disabled visitors.
Check out our website for events throughout the year such as Father Christmas Grotto, LEGO events and more!

Venue Type:

Museum, Transport heritage site

Opening hours

Tue-Fri and Bank Holidays 10.00-16.45 Sat & Sun 11.00-16.45

Closed: Mondays
Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year's Day
Check website for details and closures due to private hires.

Admission charges

From 18 Oct 2017:

Adults £12.00*
Concessions £11.00*
Children (5-15) £8.00*
Under 5s FREE
Family £35.00*

Carer is free with a paying disabled visitor.

*Price including Gift Aid donation

Buy Once - Visit all year. Excludes some special events which may have an extra charge.

Discount price for pre booked groups of 15 or more
Group Adult/concession £10.00 each
Group Child (5-15 yrs) £6.50 each

Discounts

  • Museums Association
Getting there

By road:
From M3 junction 6 or 7, follow the brown tourist signs for the Leisure Park/ Milestones. FREE car parking in front of musuem or on the leisure park. SAT NAV postcode for the leisure park is RG22 6PG.

By train and bus:
Centre Shuttle bus runs between Leisure Park and the town centre Railway Station. Bus stops outside the museum and runs approx every 15 mins. For Bus shuttle information please visit: www.basingstoke.gov.uk

Additional info

Mobility scooters and wheelchairs available to pre-book for free.

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.
Christmas tree with gifts

Milestones and The Breeze Christmas Market

  • 9 December 2017 11am-8pm
  • 10 December 2017 11am-5pm

Join us at Milestones living history museum for a classic Christmas market in our Victorian cobbled streets - at no extra cost on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December!
Explore a variety of gift, food and drink stalls, treat your children to a visit to the traditional Father Christmas Grotto*, listen to Christmas hits played by The Breeze, win great prizes on The Breeze 'Winning Wheel' and keep little ones busy with craft activities and more!

Sat 9 Dec
2-2.30pm & 3.30-4pm listen to the Barfield Handbell ringers
& Cliddesden Primary School sing Christmas songs from 2.30-3pm

Sun 10 Dec
11.30am & 12.30pm listen to the Basingstoke Rock Choir and 2.30-3pm Basingstoke Male Voice Choir
Museum will be open Sat 9 Dec 11am - 8pm and Sun 10 Dec 11am - 5pm.

PAY ONCE, VISIT ALL YEAR
Enjoy unlimited visits to Milestones Museum. With your ticket you can return to Milestones as many times as you like for a whole year.
Adult £12, Concession (aged 60+/ Student with ID) £11, Child (aged 5-15 yrs) £8, Family (Up to 5, Max. 2 adults) £35, Carer with paying disabled visitor- Free, Under 5 yr olds - Free.
*It is advisable to pre-book the Father Christmas grotto tickets (£4.50 per child aged 0-15yrs). Please visit our website to pre-book admission tickets and grotto tickets.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

PAY ONCE, VISIT ALL YEAR
Enjoy unlimited visits to Milestones Museum. With your ticket you can return to Milestones as many times as you like for a whole year.
Adult £12, Concession (aged 60+/ Student with ID) £11, Child (aged 5-15 yrs) £8, Family (Up to 5, Max. 2 adults) £35, Carer with paying disabled visitor- Free, Under 5 yr olds - Free.
It is advisable to pre-book the Father Christmas grotto tickets (£4.50 per child aged 0-15yrs). Please visit our website to pre-book admission tickets and grotto tickets.

Website

https://hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk/event/milestones-and-breeze-christmas-market

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 road:
From M3 junction 6 or 7, follow the brown tourist signs for the Leisure Park/ Milestones. FREE car parking in front of musuem or on the leisure park. SAT NAV postcode for the leisure park is RG22 6PG.

By train and bus:
Centre Shuttle bus runs between Leisure Park and the town centre Railway Station. Bus stops outside the museum and runs approx every 15 mins. For Bus shuttle information please visit: www.basingstoke.gov.uk

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

Website

www.hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk/milestones-museum

E-mail

Information/ enquiries email for Milestones Museum

milestones.museum@hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk

Telephone

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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