Milestones Living History Museum

Milestones Living History Museum

Step inside the story of Hampshire’s 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. Be inspired by our wonderful collections from vehicles, toys, domestic appliances and lots more. See how our homes developed through the decades from 1930s to 1970s with our authentic room-sets.

You can explore the museum from between 2 to 4 hours. Experience the 1940s sweet shop and buy a 2oz ration of sweets with your old penny, purchased at the admission desk on arrival. Free audio guides enable our visitors to learn more about Hampshire’s Victorian and 1940s past with extra audio commentary as you explore the museum’s streets.

Other activities that children aged under 5 yrs can enjoy is the dedicated Play Space, and the whole family can enjoy dressing up in Victorian costumes to transport them back to that era. Everyone loves the Vintage penny arcade machines in the arcade and we run regular family events, trails and activities throughout the year.

Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Friday: 10:00 am-4:45 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 11:00 am-4:45 pm
Bank Holidays: 10am–4.45pm

Last admission 3.45pm

OPEN Bank Holiday Mondays.

Admission price 

Pay once, visit all year: enjoy unlimited visits to Milestones Museum. With your ticket you can return to Milestones Museum as many times as you like for a whole year. (Excludes some special events which may have an extra charge.)

Adult ticket: pay once, visit all year £16.00

Child ticket(5-15 years): pay once, visit all year £10.50

Concession ticket: pay once, visit all year £13.00

Family ticket (up to 5, max. 2 adults): pay once, visit all year £47.50

Under 5s: FREE

Why should I visit?


    Assistance dogs allowed
    Baby changing facilities
    Disabled access
    Disabled parking available
    Free parking on site
    Gift shop
    Hearing loop / hearing aids available on request
    On site parking
    Suitable for ages 12 and above
    Suitable for ages 3 and above
    Suitable for ages 5 and above
    Suitable for ages 8 and above
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    Where to find us


    Milestones Museum
    Leisure Park
    Churchill Way West
    RG22 6PG

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    By car

    Milestones is only 3 miles from the M3 on the Basingstoke Leisure Park.

    From Junction 6 of the M3 follow the brown tourist signs for 'Leisure Park', driving clockwise around the ring road. At the Thornycroft Roundabout (you will see Milestones ahead of you), take the first exit into Churchill Way West (B3400), for Milestones and the Leisure Park. Go up to, and all the way round the next roundabout. Enter the Leisure Park via Entrance B, signed Milestones, and turn right. The museum lies straight ahead.

    From Junction 7 of the M3 take the A30. Follow signs to Basingstoke town centre and brown tourist signs for 'Leisure Park'. At Winchester Roundabout, follow the brown tourist signs for 'Leisure Park', driving clockwise around the ring road, to the Thornycroft Roundabout.

    There is free car parking outside the museum and four accessible parking spaces for disabled visitors close to the entrance, with a drop curb for easy access to the museum.

    By train

    Basingstoke Station is two miles from Milestones. A Leisure Park Shuttle bus can be taken from outside the Railway Station.

    By bus

    Frequent shuttle bus run during the daytime between the station, town centre and Leisure Park stopping directly outside the museum. Find more here -