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“Bygone days”
Review of Milestones Museum

Milestones Museum
Ranked #1 of 41 things to do in Basingstoke
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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 inspired by wonderful collections from vehicles, toys, domestic appliances and lots more! See how our homes developed through decades from 1930 - 1970s with our authentic room-sets. Experience our 1940s sweet shop when you purchase an old penny for £1 to buy your 2oz ration of sweets in the sweet shop. Have fun in our vintage penny arcade. Dress up in Victorian costumes. Under 5s can also enjoy our play post office. Experience our working Edwardian pub where you can enjoy a pint and a sandwich. Events such as LEGO and Father Christmas Grotto at selected times of the year.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“Bygone days”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Although this attraction is small there is so much to see, no matter if you are over or under a certain age, if your older it brings back many happy memories, and if younger it shows just how our parents lived. In the period room sets there are plenty of objects to think about from hair dressing to washing machines. All in all a great day out for all the family, not too tiring and help staff.

Visited July 2014
2 Thank Christopher P
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
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“Basingstoke Beer Festival”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Had a great time visiting here whilst attending the beer festival which had live music all day and various other tents and attractions live traction engines. Did get a bit rowdy and busy by the evening though. Great selection of real ales in the beer tent/live music tent, you buy a glass then go up and choose which beers you want! The museum was an added bonus great for kids as its all set up as a period village - brilliant!

Visited August 2013
1 Thank mariamerton10x
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93 reviews
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“fabulous trip with all ages, loved by our Australian visitors”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Well organised, full of authenticity, very informative in a gentle way,not tiring or pressured, good value for money.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank DEDW
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
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“Great place to spend a family day.”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Amazing place. Family loved it. Very educational and fact answering for the kids. Great for the adults with many a trip down memory lane. Recommend stopping for a pint in their original pub.

Visited June 2014
1 Thank Dean F
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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“A stroll down memory lane”
Reviewed 11 June 2014

I took my mother, who is in her 80's, and we both thoroughly enjoyed the museum. It is easily accessible from Basingstoke using the shuttle bus.
The museum itself was well laid out and very interesting. Although it was half term week it was not terribly busy and we were able to spend as long as we liked at each exhibit.

The displays take you from the days of the Industrial Revolution through to the 1930's and then there are displays of household equipment which take you right up to date. Nice to see some things which are still in use in my house!

The gift shop was excellent and interesting and the cafe was very inviting. I was particularly impressed with the complimentary jug of water on offer.

The admission charge seemed very reasonable for the amount of time we spent there, the staff made us feel very welcome throughout and it was a really enjoyable day

Visited May 2014
1 Thank Bridget027
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