Milestones Museum of Living History is Gem in our Midst
30th August 2018
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The Easter School Holidays are almost upon us, parents and carers will be searching for things to do with the children, we have one outstanding opportunity for good clean entertainment in the fresh air right in our midst.

Milestones Museum of Living History is located in the Leisure Park in Town and is a wonderful opportunity to walk back in time for a day or an hour or two. Milestones is made up of a collection of streets that were lovingly restored and built in the Museum allowing visitors to experience what Hampshire life was like back in the 1930’s.

The Milestones Museum of Living History was opened by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh on 1st December 2000 since when it has grown into a major attraction for school-aged children, their younger contemporaries, and of course Mums, Dads, and Grand Mums and Grand Dads for whom it is a trip down memory lane.

The Museum was established as a joint project by Hampshire County Council and Basingstoke Borough Council, supported by The Lottery Fund, and since 2014 ownership of the Museum was transferred to the Hampshire Cultural trust.

Easter 2018 is a very busy time for Milestones, they have many interesting attractions for us to take part in, for instance:
Easter Adventure

Drop-in family trail in the museum during opening hours 26 March to 2 April. Follow clues, discover seasonal objects and facts, and collect a reward at the end. £1 per trail sheet.


Easter Family Trail

Pop in and explore the museum with our special Easter Family Trail


Easter Make and Take

Drop in and make your very own Easter-themed creation. Children must be accompanied by an adult.11am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm


Easter Spotter Quiz

Spot the Easter Bunnies hopping around the Old Westgate. Win a small tasty prize if you spot them all.


Mythical Beasts, Legendary Creatures Come to Life in Lego® Bricks

Book Tickets Online Pandora's box has opened at Basingstoke's Milestones Museum, and mythical LEGO® beasts have escaped onto the museum's streets. Take on this new LEGO® challenge, suitable for adventurers of all ages, recapture the legendary creatures and save the day!


Milestones Museum of Living History also has Historic Streets, a 1940’s Sweet Shop, the Baverstock Arms – for the Mums and Dads, examples of how things were in former times, few luxuries and comforts but a true picture of old Hampshire plus vintage vehicles recreated and many more fascinating snapshots of how people lived in the not so distant past.

Milestones Museum of Living History is an absolute must to visit and is highly recommended by the Best of Basingstoke, bringing trusted local businesses and organisations and the community together.

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