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“A day out with the grandchildren”
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, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
Reviewed 7 September 2018

I have two grandchildren which are still pre school and two older. We all had a great day out the little ones had a great time out interacting with their cousins and the exhibits. As adults we liked the old funfair arcade games and life in a bygone time of our youth and that of our parents prior to social media and computers.

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Peter H, Head of Operations at Milestones Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

Thank you very much for visiting Milestones with your family. I am delighted you had such a good time with us, and thank you for writing such a nice review.

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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Highly recommended, lovely attraction which was amazingly clean and well kept. Had great fun in the old penny arcade!

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Peter H, Head of Operations at Milestones Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

Thank you for visiting our museum, I'm very glad you had such a good time, especially in the old penny arcade. Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review on Trip Advisor too.

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Reviewed 2 September 2018

Milestones is excellent. So much to see and do, and a really great way to help children understand how life was in the past.
We love the penny arcade after doing lots of learning, and the year long entry ticket means we have gone back again and again in the summer.
Excellent value for money and enjoyable for the whole family.

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Peter H, Head of Operations at Milestones Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

Thank you very much for your review. We're very glad you enjoyed the museum.

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Reviewed 2 September 2018

We had visitors this week so decided to stroll down memory lane with them at Milestones! What a day, topped off by a VR flight in a Spitfire for my friend!

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Peter H, Head of Operations at Milestones Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

Thank you, very glad you enjoyed your time at the museum.

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Reviewed 31 August 2018

Value for money fantastic experbitions love going here always sonthing diffrent to see love the sweetie shop and pub

Thank Kimberley M
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Peter H, Head of Operations at Milestones Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

Thank you for your review. We're very happy you enjoyed the museum.

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