From the local area the coach will head to the 'Milestones Museum'. We expect to arrive at 11.30hrs. The day will be free to explore the museum before the coach departs to head back to the local area.
Welcome to the 'Milestones Living History Museum', where all ages can travel through time from the Victorian era to the 1940's by stepping inside a large modern building, filled with an amazing variety of full size streets, buildings and shops such as a 1940's sweet shop, gramophone shop, working pub, fire station and more!!
There's lots to see and do at Milestones, including FREE audio guides, Edwardian Pub, 1950's style cafe serving delicious hot and cold food and drinks, and a gift shop.
A trip to Milestones, Hampshire's living history museum in Basingstoke, brings the past to life. The museum is home to over 20,000 objects that were either made or used in Hampshire, and is a record of the county's social, industrial and transport history.
Enthusiasts will enjoy the collection of beautifully restored vintage vehicles, while if you prefer shopping you’ll be able to discover what shops used to be like before chain stores took over. You’ll probably recognise some of the things that were sold, while others might leave you scratching your head about what they were actually for.
Buy an old penny and a ration coupon at reception and spend it in the 1940s sweet shop, or pop into Milestones’ very own working pub, the Baverstock Arms which opens at lunchtimes to serve teas, coffees, soft drinks and Gales ales. The pub is named after Alton-born James Baverstock, who was one of the first people to use science to help improve the quality of ale.
The museum is suitable for all ages, with plenty to keep the whole family occupied. Younger visitors can explore the museum's specially created Play Space and explore the museum through a range of I-Spy trails. Older visitors can enjoy a trip to the gramophone shop – and hear favourite tunes from years gone by.
The above timings and information are subject to traffic conditions and we reserve the right to make any changes necessary without prior notification.
Coaches for our Day Trips will be in either 'Motts' or 'Crusader' Livery.