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. 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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  • My Father in law took me here for the day and i had a great day, it is a great look back at days gone by, enjoyed the bacon sandwich and coffee after, not the cheepest place to visit but i think it wa...  more »
  • We had a great time from a half in the on site pub to discovering interesting facts about the area and also relive childhood memorabilia. Best of all it is all inside so it was a great place tp visit ...  more »
  • Apart from not opening till 11am on a Saturday and the painfully slow ticket desks, this is a fantastic museum. All of the artefacts are well cared for and displayed in appropriate environments. A lit...  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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