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Milestones Museum

Basingstoke and Deane

Type:Museums & Galleries

Leisure Park, Churchill Way West, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG22 6PG

Tel: 01256 639550

Milestones Museum


A trip to Milestones, Hampshire's living history museum in Basingstoke, brings the past to life. The museum is home to over 20,000 objects either made or used in Hampshire, and is a record of the county's social, industrial and transport history.

Visitors can literally take a trip back in time, with a walk through the late 1800s and 1900s streets equipped with shops, factories, a garage, houses, vintage vehicles, a Romany encampment and a Victorian showground - and don't miss the Baverstoke Arms working pub!

The museum is suitable for all ages, with plenty to keep the whole family occupied. Younger visitors can explore the museum's specially created Post Office and explore the museum through a range of I-Spy trails. Older visitors can enjoy a trip to the Gramophone shop – and hear favourite tunes from years gone by.

Milestones has been purpose built to give best access to all visitors and has plenty of free parking on-site. Why not visit the café or Edwardian pub or browse in the fully stocked gift shop?

There’s always something new to see and do at the museum. Watch out for the changing events and exhibitions programme which is listed on our website,

Milestones Museum Reviews (from Google)

Average rating 4.75/5 from 4 reviews.

  • Lots to do and very interactive. Even a working old pub and pop up cafe in areas.
    Buck, 2017 - 5 stars
  • Brilliant! Small queue @ half term to get in but staff really good. Cafe excellent good value freshly prepared food. I recommend a visit.
    Terry, 2017 - 5 stars
  • Had lots of fun with my friends little one, he's only 3 but loves cars and there were tonnes of old buses, cars, motorbikes etc to look at. Plus the lego and duplo building area was a massive hit. 
    Alyx, 2017 - 5 stars
  • 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.
    Michael, 2017 - 4 stars

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£11.00 per ticket
Adult Ticket (with Gift Aid)£12.10
Child£7.30 per ticket
Child Ticket 5 to 15 yrs (with Gift Aid)£8.10
Concession (aged 60+/Student with ID)£10.00 per ticket
Concession (aged 60+/Student with ID) (with Gift Aid)£11.00 per ticket
Family Ticket£32.00 per ticket
Family Ticket (with Gift Aid)£35.20 per ticket

Group rates – pre-booked parties of 15+, Special schools rate.


Provider Preferences

  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction


  • Accessible Lift
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled persons toilet
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Induction Loop System
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors
  • Wheelchair user accessible

Children & Infants

  • Babes in Arms
  • Baby changing
  • Children's Meals
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Highchair(s) available
  • Indoor children’s play area

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • Free parking
  • On Site Car Parking
  • Park and Ride
  • Railway station within 5 miles


  • Catering for groups
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Picnic area
  • Undercover picnic area

Payment Methods

  • Groups Accepted

Establishment Features

  • All weather attraction
  • Audio Tours
  • Event Venue
  • Gift shop
  • Groups welcome
  • Guided tours by arrangement
  • Meeting rooms
  • Open all year round
  • Open on bank holidays
  • Toilets

Specialist Features

  • Educational Groups
  • Family Fun
  • Information Point
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted


Map & Directions

Road Directions

From junction 6 M3, take the ring road clockwise to Thorny Croft roundabout. Take the first exit and enter through Leisure Park entrance B and turn right. From junction 7 M3. Take A30. Follow signs to Leisure Park.

Public Transport Directions

Regular Pink Bus service from the Town Centre to the Leisure Park & Milestones throughout the day. By train: Basingstoke station is two miles from the Museum on the main line between London Waterloo and Exeter with links to Southampton, Bournemouth and Portsmouth. There is a regular shuttle bus link to town centre and station.


  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member Tourism South East Member 2017

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
Tuesday - Friday10:00 - 16:45
Saturday - Sunday11:00 - 16:45
Bank Holiday10:00 - 16:45

* Monday: Closed (except Bank Holidays). Last admission 3.45pm.

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