Milestones Hampshire's Living History MuseumCurrently Open [Closes at 04:45 pm]
- Address: Basingstoke Leisure Park, Churchill Way West, Basingstoke RG22 6PG, United Kingdom
- Timings: 11:00 am - 04:45 pm Details
- Phone: +44-1256639550
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Museum, History Museum, Family And Kids, Point Of Interest
The Milestones Hampshire’s Living History Museum in the Leisure Park can be a wonderful retreat to the history with its historic streets, penny arcade, 1940s Sweet Shop, Thornycroft Collection, Vintage Vehicles, Edwardian Pub, Chesil Railway Station and the post office. There is also a plethora of Victorian buildings in Milestones Hampshire’s Living History Museum such as the public house, railway station, Ironmonger, Sweet Shop, Toy Shop, terraced house as well as a record studio and television shop. From the stores, you can find a number of items that were used in the old age; some might make you reminisce about them while the others enchant you enough to bring back home.
How to Reach Milestones Hampshire's Living History Museum
- Bus CS to stop –Milestones
Milestones Hampshire's Living History Museum Reviews & Ratings
This is a fantastic place. Prices are good plus you get in for a year for the price of one entry. Ideal rainy day activity as it's all indoors. The detail in the street and buildings is actually really impressive. There is a cafe which is good too. The little arcade alley thing at the end is brilliant. This place is well worth a visit.
Immerse your self in the history of Hampshire, great for kids and adults alike. Milestones is a great museum setup as if you walking through cobbled streets,, past shops and workshops selling different items from the past with well known names from around Hampshire and the surrounding area. Don't forget to visit the pub where you can buy a drink and sit back and play some traditional pub games. Or you take the kids to the sweet shop where they can take their ration book and get it stamped in exchange for sweets. ( ration booked purchased from the ticket desk). My favourite exhibition was the penny arcade, exchange your money for some old pennies and play many traditional arcade games. There is even a chance for the kids to win a prize. Also there is a cafe, gift shop and when the class room is not in use they turn it in to a indoor picnic area. All in all a great day, just keep am eye out for there opening times as they don't open until 11am at weekends( which is the only negative I have, it would be nice if it opened earlier). Your ticket last all year and there are many different events on through out the year including a Lego event which was amazing this year. A must visit with or without kids if your in the north east Hampshire area.
A wonderful day out under cover and in the warm. Plenty to see and do with an education centre, audio guides, penny arcade old fashioned sweet shop and pub. If you like a drink then you will love the pub, great ambiance and a fine pint of beer, you may be lucky enough to be there when they serve snacks but if not you can buy one from upstairs and bring it down. For the children young and old there is a penny arcade, old pennies of course and a sweet shop serving sweets on your ration card in ounces of course. If you spend time looking in the shops and workshops it will take you a couple of days to see the museum properly and you can buy a very reasonably priced season ticket. To sum up a wonderful although tiring day for young and old.
Really enjoyed the experience, the facilities were really good and a nice warm welcome. Kids really enjoy the clue finding and being a secret agent! Great for all ages and parents alike
Charming place packed with history. A great day out! And all under cover. Ideal place on a wet day!