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Milestones Museum

Churchill Way West | Leisure Park, Basingstoke RG22 6PL, England
+44 1256 639550
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Very good

Very good day out the place is full of interesting things and you can spend a good few hours deep... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Luap29
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Ideal for a rainy day in Basingstoke

We spent a couple of hours at this museum. It was a good way to spend some time learning about the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
grotbags
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london
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Step inside the story of our social, retail and industrial heritage and imagine what life would have been like during the Victorian era and the 1930s as you explore the life size streets, buildings, shops and vehicles, all under one roof. Be inspired by wonderful collections from vehicles, toys, domestic appliances and lots more! See how our homes developed through decades from 1930 - 1970s with our authentic room-sets. Experience our 1940s sweet shop when you purchase an old penny for £1 to buy your 2oz ration of sweets in the sweet shop. Have fun in our vintage penny arcade. Dress up in Victorian costumes. Under 5s can also enjoy our play post office. Experience our working Edwardian pub where you can enjoy a pint and a sandwich. Events such as LEGO and Father Christmas Grotto at selected times of the year.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sweet shop” (193 reviews)
“penny arcade” (83 reviews)
“all ages” (89 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
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Churchill Way West | Leisure Park, Basingstoke RG22 6PL, England
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+44 1256 639550

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very good day out the place is full of interesting things and you can spend a good few hours deep in nostalgia especially if you are of a certain age, and under cover, staff very friendly and very interested in the museum highly recommended

Thank Luap29
Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent a couple of hours at this museum. It was a good way to spend some time learning about the history of manufacturing in Basingstoke and jogging our memories of childhood with some [more recent] exhibits from our childhoods.

Thank grotbags
Reviewed 3 days ago

a nice museum with good access and parking,the main floor is downstairs accessed by stairs or a lift. we were issued with a dictating machine that gives you a running commentary that you choose the commentary via numbers by the exhibits, but half way round...More

Thank 100deanh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our trip to milestones museum I took my husband as he is a born and bred Londoner to show him the history of Basingstoke , I was pleased that he found the experience interesting and said he would recommend it for others to take...More

Thank kerryfrancem
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for things to do in Basingstoke with our 5 and 11 year old, and saw the fantastic reviews for Milestones on tripadvisor which convinced us to visit (normally I'd avoid museums as I remember being dragged round stuffy exhibits as a child)....More

1  Thank jamesb72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took wife and 10 year old boy. It has an interesting feel as to what used to happen in the area and it has different stuff going on throughout the year. We visited a Lego thing going on at the time which is what...More

Thank Philip P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good to visit and it brought back a lot of memories as you walk around and see the exhibits, good fun. Plus the food was good but a little expensive . All in all a good time. They have events throughout the year which...More

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brilliant place to go to and have discussions with the kids about history. Lots of things to look at and experience. Kids especially enjoy the penny arcade and clambering on the bus and fire engine. Highly recommend.

Thank sarahjandfamily
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We all as a family really enjoyed this. Three year old and baby plus two further generations all found something. The post office area provided a safe crawling and playing space for the tiniest member and the rest of us explored fully. Plenty to see.

Thank Maebe1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our grandchildren aged 1 and 4 to Milestones and they had great fun playing with the slot machines and dressing up in the various costumes available. They enjoyed the dinosaur hunt and visiting Ye Olde Sweet Shoppe. We enjoyed seeing the tools, adverts...More

Thank SusanThorn50
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Squirrel32
19 October 2017|
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Response from Peej M | Reviewed this property |
Depends on the three year old of course, and what they like - but as the others have said, the penny arcade will definitely keep them busy and there is access to a couple of the vehicles that they can get into and sit in... More
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Tripmantow
31 August 2017|
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Response from Rose L | Reviewed this property |
yes it can easily done with a couple of hours, there's a great arcade bit at the start and a sweet shop. rose
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Chris E
7 August 2017|
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Response from reelvideoman | Reviewed this property |
It varies on which day you go. We went in a Friday and paid £25.50 for two seniors and a 5 year old. It's not cheap! But it's well done
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