Milestones Museum, Basingstoke

4.4
History comes alive at Milestones Museum, an all-weather tourist attraction containing a network of streets modeled on those originally found in Victorian and 1930s Hampshire. Opened in 2000, the museum houses a huge collection of road vehicles, including the iconic trucks made by Thornycroft, one of England’s most notable manufacturers. Among the site’s popular building recreations are Victorian public houses, railway stations, toy shops, and a television store, which includes original equipment. Stroll through these old streets to soak up local history, and don’t miss visiting the interactive penny arcade, designed to recreate the atmosphere of a typical 1910 pier. Milestones Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Basingstoke Edition.
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  • Kids loved the Lego mythical creature hunt. I ended up getting too involved and doing my own card too! Been here many a time and it is very nostalgic coming in looking at the old ways of living. Kids ...  more »
  • I had never heard of this museum before but it was great. I loved the displays of the old vehicles, furniture and fittings, particularly the old buses and trucks. Kids loved the Lego mythical creature...  more »
  • Kids and we had a great time. Was very busy as it was half term but worth the visit. The cafe was packed but the staff were friendly and helpful.  more »
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  • What a great family day out. This is a well curated museum with a good mixture of written information, audiovisual information and live demonstrations. The museum was laid out like a town from the time of the industrial Revolution, and presented interesting information on industry in Hampshire during that time. I thought the people dressed up to give you information was fantastic and really interactive and the working sweet shop and pub were really nice touches. The only reason I couldn't give this a 5 star rating was because of the queue to get in. Due to the change in ticketing the queue was very slow moving. Hopefully this will improve with time.
  • If you like me are getting on a bit, or just have a thing for the past, it’s vehicles, it’s lifestyle and all those memories that can be stirred then this is a really worthwhile day out. The staff are really helpful, there are wheelchairs and a couple of mobility scooters, to help with getting around. I used a scooter called Doris and we got around no problem. I loved the sweet shop, and the Pub, the lady behind the bar deserves a special mention as she is Super, the cafe is good but gets very busy. The food is good though. Venue prices do apply especially in the gift shop, but parking was free and a great day was had by all.
  • Really interesting place to visit, with or without children. Highly recommended. Really nice cafe as well. You'll be surprised by many things.
  • Great and informative day out. Brilliant for child history education. It really does take you back to the early 1900's. The whole place is inside so the weather can never put you off of going. Highly recommended 😁
  • Awesome museum. Full day of activities. Great for children (and adults) of all ages. Indoors so great in all weather. I really liked the old fashioned arcade at the side of the main attraction.

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