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Review of Milestones Museum

Milestones Museum
Ranked #1 of 50 things to do in Basingstoke
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
Reviewed April 4, 2018

Brought back many memories of past years. A lot of the displays had items that made you comment 'whaaa do you remember those'. A little on the expensive side, after we paid for 2 concessions 1 adult and one child we could have got a family ticket and saved seven pounds. Recommend pre booking.

Thank Don S
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

We went to the museum back in febuary so much to see waited for a while to get in but in the end great day out and having 2 autisic children they loved it and we are going today part from the rain. Happy days well worth the money.

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Reviewed April 4, 2018

Really good day out. Fun time. Many old penny arcade machines to play on. Adults and children will have a good time

Thank Terry H
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

Great fun and really well done, not sure regards other peoples negative comments regards this? The weekend we went had Lego as an additional fun which made the day for the kids brilliant. Without he Lego it may have been a bit too adult themed. The pub in the middles of the old village was spot on.

Thank Guidofandango
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

We visited Milestones on Easter Sunday as a family. Whilst I would recommend this attraction as a museum of historic interest, there are couple of areas of improvement needed.
The cashier was very helpful, but overall the place appeared to be under- staffed, as when we wanted to buy some items in the shop area, there was no one there to serve us, so we put the items back.
We went downstairs to begin our visit and pick up some audio guides. The young man on that desk, hardly said a word, with no instructions given at all. He looked quite bored - and it was only 11-10am, so this was just after opening.
On the plus side we loved the layout and the great reproduced buildings and shops.
There were plenty of things to look at and the sweet shop and the old slot machines were great. Especially as us older ones remembered some of the machines being on the Palace Pier in Brighton. It was like going back in time.
The whole place has been very well put together, and is very well kept.
A very educational attraction.
Good for families.

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