Immerse yourself in the past at Milestones, Hampshire’s museum of living history. Explore the museum’s streets, shops and buildings to discover how people used to live, buy a ration of sweets from our 1940s sweet shop, view our unique collection of vintage vehicles and have a go in our penny arcade! Your trip to Hampshire past will take you as far back as the age of the Victorians, with cobbled streets, a replica Victorian school room – complete with chalkboard and teacher’s desk – and even a working printing press. Throughout the year, we run a programme of fun, family-friendly events and exhibitions – keep an eye on our What’s on for more details. From a working pub to a play space for under fives, costumed characters, interactive displays and more, there is so much for everyone to enjoy at Milestones!
Tuesday - Friday: 10:00 - 16:45 Saturday - Sunday: 11:00 - 16:45 Monday: Closed Opening times may vary during school holidays.
Pay once, visit all year! With your ticket, you can enjoy unlimited visits to Milestones Museum and return as many times as you like for a whole year! Adult - £12.00 Child - £8.00 Concession - £11.00 Under 5s - FREE Family ticket (up to 5 people, max. 2 adults) - £35.00
- Museums Association
By car: exit the M3 at junction 6 or 7. Follow signs for the town centre and brown tourist signs for the Leisure Park and Milestones. Enter the Leisure Park at Entrance B, signposted Milestones. Free car parking is available in front of the museum. By train or bus: a Centre Shuttle service runs between Basingstoke railway station town centre and the Leisure Park, stopping outside the museum.
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Facilities and services
- Baby changing facilities
- Education facilities available
- Facilities for private functions and events
- Meeting room available
- Parking for coaches
- Parking for disabled available
- Picnic area
- Toilets for disabled
- Wheelchair access to all public areas
- Wheelchairs available for loan
At Milestones, we aim to be as accessible as possible to everyone. If you have any questions before your visit, please call us on 01256 639550 or email [email protected] Wheelchairs and motorised scooters can be hired for use during your visit. Hire is free, but subject to availability: we recommend booking in advance. Milestones is built on three levels with cobbled floors and tramlines in the Victorian and Edwardian parts of the museum. Some difficulty may be experienced by wheelchair users in this area. The 1930s area is flat, although some parts of the flooring are textured. Both areas have pavements with dropped kerbs. Assistance dogs are welcome. There are seven allocated accessible parking spaces near the main entrance and space available for coaches and minibuses. Parking spaces for blue badge holders do not need to be booked in advance. The main doors into the museum are double width and open automatically. There are two lifts available, one either side of the main stairs. Visitors with mobility issues may find the Penny Arcade difficult to use. In peak times, this area can become very busy and therefore difficult to navigate. Accessible toilets can be found on both entrance and museum floor levels.
- Activities for pre-school children
- Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
- Direct teaching services for schools
- Events and resources for children and families
- General audio-guide available
- Member of staff available with responsibility for education
- Pre-booking service for groups
- Primary school education service available
- Secondary school education service available
- living history
- Social History
- South East
- Architecture & Built Environment
- Industrial History
- Road transport
- Science and Nature
- Trade and Commerce
- 19th century (1801 - 1900)
- 20th century (1901 - 2000)
- 20th Century
- family history
- fire service
- food and drink (history)
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