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Milestones Museum, Basingstoke

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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. Take a look at our Basingstoke vacation trip planner to schedule your visit to Milestones Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We visited with our son (8) and my parents (70+) on our way back from a weeks holiday to break up the journey, not expecting too much. Well, we were wrong! Its a great place, with plenty to interest e...  more »
  • This museum is really good for all ages with an excellent range of interactive exibits and experiences for both young and old.  more »
  • See old cars trucks ect.buildings of old .sweet shop 2oz of sweets for an old penny with old card.old fair and sea side machaine plus others. Cafe plus shop lifts disabled freindly For young and old.p...  more »
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  • Went with my daughter during half term whilst the Lego exhibition was on, both really enjoyed ourselves. Wouldn't overly suggest it if there wasn't an exhibition on as well as the normal museum for kids, but all in all we had a good day out with some interesting stuff!... Highly recommended the old style museum toy shop! Shows kids what generations before had to play with!! Not a game console or tablet in sight 🙊
  • A good attempt at giving an experience of what Basingstoke was like in the past. Not the most exciting for adults but not bad for kids. Some of the old shop examples were pretty good though. Also contains a real pub. Some old penny machines we also very good fun
  • Interesting time traveling with lovely people dressed up accordingly. We loved the little shops and the pub. Don't forget to pick up your audio guide as well. We didn't like the scarry looking stuffed pigeons, cats etc.
  • Very interesting museum. Lovely staff and very informative displays. Well worth a visit and weatherproof as all under cover! Definitely would recommend a visit👍
  • Fascinating walk through history, great place to take the kids, old fashioned arcade games, kids quiz with Lego creations and real buildings and vehicles from the past. The foods good as well, the most amazing bacon sarnie I've ever seen!!! 😁

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