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 that were either made or used in Hampshire, and is a record of the county's social, industrial and transport history.

Enthusiasts will enjoy the collection of beautifully restored vintage vehicles, while if you prefer shopping you’ll be able to discover what shops used to be like before chain stores took over. You’ll probably recognise some of the things that were sold, while others might leave you scratching your head about what they were actually for.

Buy an old penny and a ration coupon at reception and spend it in the 1940s sweet shop, or pop into Milestones’ very own working pub, the Baverstock Arms which opens at lunchtimes to serve teas, coffees, soft drinks and Gales ales. The pub is named after Alton-born James Baverstock, who was one of the first people to use science to help improve the quality of ale.

The museum is suitable for all ages, with plenty to keep the whole family occupied. Younger visitors can explore the museum's specially created Play Space 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.

Special events take place throughout the year, and the museum has been purpose built to give best access to all visitors with plenty of free parking on-site. Why not visit the café or browse the gift shop while you’re there!

Pay once, visit all year! With your ticket you can return to Milestones as many times as you like for a whole year (excludes some special events which may have an extra charge). Save 10% when you book online.


Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult Ticket£12.00
Child Ticket 5 to 15 yrs£8.00
Concession£11.00 per ticket
Family Ticket (up to 5, max. 2 adults)£35.00 per ticket

Under 5 go free
Pay once, visit all year.



  • 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


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

Children & Infants

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

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

Parking & Transport

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

Payment Methods

  • Groups Accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction

Specialist Features

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

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted


Map & Directions


  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2020 Tourism South East Member 2020 2020

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
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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