Your Visit and COVID-19
To help keep us all safe, we have reviewed exhibits, interactives and spaces which may pose a risk of spreading the virus. We have had to remove or temporarily close a number of interactives and displays, while others are limited to members of one household only. Thank you for your understanding.
Life in Hampshire past
Milestones tells the story of how people used to live, the things they used and the work they did. The maze of Victorian and 1930s streets is packed with shops, factories and houses, most based on original buildings from in and around Basingstoke.
If you enjoy shopping, you’ll discover what the high street was like before the arrival of chain stores: the milliner, saddler and ironmonger all offer a glimpse into shopping habits of the past.
While you are at the museum, you’ll bump into one of our costumed interpreters. Dressed in authentic period costume, you may find them telling a story about the past, playing a record in the gramophone shop or even serving a pint in the Baverstock Arms!