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Milestones Museum

Open Now: 10:00 - 16:45
Open today: 10:00 - 16:45
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Great for reminiscing

Lovely museum, a great place to step back in time too. Lovely little cafe for the obligatory snack... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
A very visual experience

Well formatted immersive museum, concentrating on early-mid 20th century life. Format is that of a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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Step inside the story of our social, retail and industrial heritage and imagine what life would have been like during the Victorian era and the 1930s as you explore the life size streets, buildings, shops and vehicles, all under one roof. Be...more
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Churchill Way West | Leisure Park, Basingstoke RG22 6PL, England
+44 1256 639550
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely museum, a great place to step back in time too. Lovely little cafe for the obligatory snack and cuppa. All in all a great afternoon out.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank SueyG2013
Reviewed 6 days ago

Well formatted immersive museum, concentrating on early-mid 20th century life. Format is that of a re-created high street, with period authentic shops, industries and housing. Somewhat heavy emphasis on vehicles/transport, as Basingstoke was the home of the Thornycroft company. The site occasionally hosts special events,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank The_Hussite
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous fun with local history, educational and a great place for a family day out. Cafe Bar or indoor picnic area. The kids loved the nineteenth century penny arcade using old pennies, super day.

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank Debra S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great place to visit. Very interesting and great for the whole family. It is full of interesting articles and old equipment and vehicles. Just like walking down memory lane!!!

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank acooper2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had to amend last minute plans due to the weather, but was a good day out indoors. Good parking, easy to find. Lots of friendly staff to help.kids enjoyed the lego activities. Kids aged 4-9

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank pompeyclaret
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting and enables children to experience life in Basingstoke as it used to be. The cafe is also good but as usual you need to go through a shop first.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Bobby2100
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a family day out to Milestones Museum in Basingstoke it has something for everyone, local history exhibits set in streets, old shops, a garage with vintage cars a penny arcade full of old machines to play on even a pub. Upstairs there is a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Anglerdave
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a wet day in Basingstoke this is probably the best place other than the pub. Interesting history and a fun sweet shop and bar. Best for youger kids.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank michaelsP7017SM
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a very interesting museum with lots to see. it is also very child friendly . There is a lot to see. The only problem we had was that the cafe was a bit slow serving the food . having said that the food...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Angela G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As my daughter lives in Basingstoke she chose to go to this museum as part of my birthday celebrations. What a fantastic place. Full of marvellous memorabilia from different periods but relevant to Hampshire. Split into different time zones it is very easy to follow...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank richp1955
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5 August 2018|
Response from karnorjax | Reviewed this property |
Check their website or call them direct
Andy H
25 June 2018|
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Response from Peter B | Reviewed this property |
No need to book but the tickets are cheaper online
Sally M
30 May 2018|
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Response from Ian C | Reviewed this property |
HI Sally Personally I dont recall seeing any that would constitute a picnic area as such, however out side there is a huge green, with various picnic benches... From memory you can show your receipt to get back in (probably... More