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Milestones Museum, Basingstoke

(4.2/5 based on 750+ 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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  • This is really a travel back in time, brilliant day out. At the moment also got a lego exhibition going on til end of April. We also had lunch in the cafe there and the food was very very good. If any...  more »
  • We visited Miles stones as it was such a wet day and we could go to the gardens we had planed to go to. It is such an interesting place to visit, but we did find the Lego models very strange they real...  more »
  • Took our grandchildren for their second visit. Arrived at about11am. It was busy with a Lego exhibition. Wish we had purchased the tickets on line as it was a cold day and no where to stand out of the...  more »
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  • We enjoy visiting with the kids. There's plenty to see and is great for when the weather isn't too good as it's all indoors. It's an outside world but inside. As an adult who visits regularly, I'd like to see a few changes here and there every so often to keep it fresh. I particularly enjoy the working pub within and the kids love the penny arcade too. Recommended.
  • Unusually this venue offers an 'outside' experience (mini streets, buildings, etc) but completely under cover so ideal for wet and cold days. Fantastic range of exhibits, lots of engagement for children, including school trips. Audio tour (device per guest) didn't always match exhibits which was a shame. Felt the price was a tad expensive compared to other similar experiences (Black Country Living Museum for example). All in all a thoroughly enjoyable day out.
  • Great place for a wet afternoon. Milestones is a huge in door village show casing 3 diferent ages from Victorian to the 70's. You make you way along winding cobbled streets popping into victorian foundries, war time sweet shops (selling sweets with the appropriate ration card) and a pub serving actual locally brewed beer. Winding up at a penny arcade at the end. Milestones has a reasnoble cafe and could be improved by the removal of all the don't touch signs! A little pricey for entry (about £10 a head) but the whole building is very impressive and must have cost a fortune to build. Our 2 year old loved it.
  • Decent museum but what really makes this good is the special events. They are not always advertised well but do look out for them in the school holidays.
  • Really interesting museum, took our grandchildren who are only 4 & 7 they were really entertained and had a great time, we also enjoyed the various exhibits, a great day out for all the family.