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Milestones Museum, Basingstoke

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.1/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web
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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  • Milestones museum is a experience not to be missed as you enter the museum go through the penny arcade you know that you are in for something special and boy was it special it takes you back in time e...  read more »
  • Some good stuff for kids but too expensive to enter although the shop sold good coffee and staff were friendly 
  • A lovely few hours remembering days gone by ! From the 1940s upwards and the era I was born 1970s to present day all interesting and well worth a visit ! From start to finish including a coffee break ...  read more »
  • Good, but don't take your kids there, everything is do not touch or do not climb.. And apart from a pathetic amount of sweets from the sweet shop (which we paid a pound for and got much less) my child didn't really enjoy her time there it was just constant disappointment from no you can't go on that, or no youre not allowed to touch.. I'd give it a decent rating for seeing some old stuff with no kids, it is honestly a cool place it's just not for kids at all (2 and 3 years anyway)
  • Always a good day out for a family, very immersive as you walk around mock buildings, lots of details to spot and keep the kids happy, and all set inside a giant building so is weather agnostic. Give yourself 3 to 4 hours. The food in the café is OK although sometimes can be a bit slow being served.
  • Fantastic day out. Great place for children to learn about the history of British life from 1800's to more recent
  • An unusual experience, when we went the entire place was a bizarre mashup of victorian culture and dinosaurs! Still, it was very interesting to walk around the few streets, visit an authentic sweet shop, and look at thousands of artifacts.
  • Great fun. All indoors so great on a rainy day. Plenty to keep kids engaged and interest adults too.
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