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The wellbeing of our visitors, staff and volunteers is our top priority. Following government guidance issued on 16 March regarding minimising the spread of coronavirus, we have taken the very difficult decision to close Milestones Museum to the public from 18 March. Thank you for your patience and we apologise for any disappointment that this may cause.

All school bookings from 18 March to July have been postponed at no charge, and all affected schools have been contacted.

The learning team is currently out of the office but will respond to emails when we are able to return to work. Please contact us at milestones.schools@hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk (not currently monitored) to re-arrange your school visit when you are ready to do so.

We are still taking school bookings as usual for September onwards. Schools are welcome to book a visit for that time and monitor government advice. Should cancellation by either the school or Milestones become necessary nearer the time due to government advice, there will be no charge to cancel or postpone your visit at short notice.

If you have a query about the travel bursary or other aspects of the Reaching Out project, please contact reachingout@hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk.

Best wishes, Milestones Learning team

 

From 1 April 2020

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, but they will be charged at our group adult rate of £10.00.

1940s Sweet Shop, Penny Arcade, Gift Shop and Goody Bags

Please let us know when booking if you would like your pupils to visit our gift shop at Milestones. Alternatively you can pre-book goody bags when making your booking, this contains a Milestones pencil, eraser and postcard for £2 per goody bag.

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.

WW2 Public Air Raid Shelter Experience - £1.00 per student, supervising adults free. Suitable for classes on the World War Two programme, the public air raid shelter is an audio visual experience giving a flavour of what it was like during an air raid. Feel the seats shake as the bombs rain down, hear local people's stories and heed the ARP Warden's instructions! Accommodates one class (and supervising adults), duration 10 minutes.

Penny Arcade – an old-fashioned ‘seaside pier’ of vintage penny slot machines. 10p for one penny only from change machines located in the Penny Arcade. 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.

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 Hampshire 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 Hampshire 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.
  • 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 school visits.