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COVID-19 Information for schools: updated 22 December 2021

(Next update due: 1 March 2022)

COVID-19 Hazard Information for Schools (v11 22 December 2021)

COVID-19 FAQs for Schools (v22 22 December 2021)

 

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School bookings from January 2022

Milestones Museum is open for school bookings as normal from January 2022, with temporary changes and measures in place to minimise the risks of coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission following government guidance.

Changes or cancellations to bookings due to government guidance on COVID-19 will not be charged.

Alternatively, other learning resources are also available:

  • Educational loans boxes containing museum objects and covering a variety of historical topics and age ranges from EYFS to Key Stage 2, are available for hire from Milestones. Please email us to enquire about topics and availability.
  • See our Loans boxes and resources page for classroom-based learning ideas

Please contact us with any queries: milestones.schools@hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk

Best wishes, Milestones Learning team

School travel bursaries

Is your school located in Basingstoke & Deane, Rushmoor, Test Valley or Winchester? Are 10% or more pupils eligible for deprivation pupil premium? If the answer to both these questions is ‘yes’, you may be eligible for a £400 travel bursary to visit Aldershot Military Museum. Contact us for more information: reachingout@hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk 

From 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022

Programme Price
Toys and Games £225* 
Homes and Discovery £225* 
Transport and Travel £225* 
World War II £225* 
Victorians £225* 
LEGO® Mindstorms™ EV3 £225** 

*Cost is per class (up to 35 students). Price includes museum entry, use of a lunch room and facilitator(s). Prices are subject to increase: schools will be informed of any planned increase at the time of booking, and will be invoiced for the price current on the day of the visit.

**LEGO® Mindstorms™ EV3 accommodates a maximum of 30 students.

Adult/pupil ratios

KS1 - We require one adult for every five children in your class. For every five children you bring, one adult will be admitted free of charge.

KS2 - We require one adult for every ten children in your class. For every ten children you bring, one adult will be admitted free of charge.

KS3 - We require one adult for every fifteen children in your class. For every fifteen children you bring, one adult will be admitted free of charge.

If any of your children have specific needs and require 1:1 help, their accompanying adult will also be admitted free of charge. Please advise us if this is the case when making your booking.

You are welcome to bring extra adults, who will be charged at our group adult rate of £12.50.

1940s Sweet Shop, Milestones Pier, Gift Shop and Goody Bags

Please let us know when booking if you would like your pupils to enrich their visit with any of the following options:

Gift shop - our award-winning museum gift shop stocks a wide range of quality themed products, from pocket money purchases to dolls houses and pedal cars.

Goody bags – £2.00 per bag. This contains a Milestones pencil, eraser and postcard. These can be paid for on the day or invoiced after your visit. Please note that if paying on the day, we accept payment for the total amount only by cash or card. We regret that we are unable to accept multiple individual payments due to time constraints.

1940s sweetshop – £1.50 for one ‘ration’. This is a replica ration book which can be used to receive 2 ounces (approximately 57 grams) of sweets in the 1940s sweetshop. Term-time opening hours 1pm-3pm subject to change – please check on the day to confirm times. These can be paid for on the day or invoiced separately following your visit. Please note that if paying on the day, we accept payment for the total amount only by cash, card or cheque. We regret that we are unable to accept multiple individual payments due to time constraints.

Milestones Pier and Penny Arcadean old-fashioned fun ‘seaside pier’ boardwalk including vintage penny slot machines, displays on the history of piers and the development of arcade games over the decades. Older machines 10p for one penny; more modern machines are 50p a go. Please note that due to the vintage nature of these machines, some of the content may be deemed unsuitable for young children so adult supervision is required. These can be paid for on the day by card at the change machines or invoiced after your visit. If you require invoicing, please pre-book the quantities of old pennies and 50ps that you would like, and we will pre-bag these for you to collect on arrival.

Payment and Cancellation Policy

  • You will be invoiced for payment after your visit.
  • Prices are subject to increase: schools will be informed of any planned increase at the time of booking, and will be invoiced for the price current on the day of the visit.
  • Please give a minimum of 21 calendar days’ (excluding Hants school holidays) notice in writing (including email) of a visit cancellation. We regret that with less than 21 days’ notice we will be unable to refund your booking costs.
  • Should you wish to change the date of your booking, please give a minimum of 21 calendar days’ (excluding Hants school holidays) notice in writing (including email) and we will endeavour to accommodate your request. We regret that with less than 21 days’ notice we will be unable to change the date or to refund your booking costs.
  • In the unlikely event that Milestones should need to cancel your visit (e.g. Museum closure due to snow), we will contact you to re-arrange your visit for another mutually convenient time.  If it is impossible to reschedule, a full refund of your booking costs will be given.
  • Please note: a visit cancelled or postponed by either the school or the museum due to government guidance on coronavirus current at the time of the visit can be made with fewer than 21 days’ notice and will not be chargeable.
  • We request a ratio of 1:5 for KS1 visits. For every 5 children you bring, one adult will be admitted free of charge.
  • We request a ratio of 1:10 for KS2 visits. For every 10 children you bring, one adult will be admitted free of charge.
  • We request a ratio of 1:15 for KS3 visits. For every 15 children you bring, one adult will be admitted free of charge.
  • You are welcome to bring extra adults, who will be charged at the group adult entry rate.
  • If any of your children have specific needs and require 1:1 help, their accompanying adult will also be admitted free of charge. Please advise us if this is the case when making your booking.
  • Please note that Milestones’ Annual Tickets are not valid on a school visit.