Milestones Living History Museum


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In a Nutshell

  • Museum celebrating early 20th century Hampshire
  • Recreated post office, sweet shop and penny arcade
  • Restored vehicles and machinery
  • Traditional pub and 1950s-style cafe and picnic areas
  • Wandering characters plus dressing-up for children
  • Free parking; under-5s enter free

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Validity: Expires 3 Feb 2014 (Excl. 25-26 Dec 2013; 1 Jan 2014).
Purchase: Limit 1 per family (2 adults and 2 children). May buy 1 additional as a gift.
Booking: Not required. Present printed Groupon on arrival.
Restrictions: Valid Tue-Fri 10am-4.45pm (latest admittance 3.45pm); Sat-Sun 11am-4.45pm (latest admittance 3.45pm). Under 5's go free, aged between 5-15 tears old is classed as a child. Over 15's classed as full paying adult.
Original values: Verified using merchant's website on 25 Oct 2013.
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The Museum

Milestones Museum of Living History brings Hampshire's heritage to life with a varied collection celebrating bygone eras. Families of four can browse the recreated, cobbled streets, where old-timey exhibits and period vehicles abound. Youngsters can don an array of old-fashioned garb, or stop by a 1940s sweet shop to trade old pennies and ration cards for confectionary. Visitors may encounter wandering characters, decked out in antiquated garb and ready to answers questions about life in times gone by. Further attractions include a penny arcade and play post office for under 5s. Traditional pub The Baverstock Arms serves refreshments and a selection of ales, and a 1950s-style cafe and picnic areas also feature. Regular themed events delve into specific periods of regional history.


Average rating:4 stars

TripAdvisor (196 Reviews)

Milestones Museum earned a superb 4/5 stars from TripAdvisor users, and also holds a Certificate of Excellence for 2013. While opinions regarding atmosphere and dining varied, reviewers appreciated the scope of exhibits. The sweet shop and arcade met particular praise, and the helpful staff also earned compliments.

Details verified 28/10/2013.

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Customer Reviews

I was visiting with my daughter aged 10 who is profoundly deaf and a son aged 6 who is interested in steam engines. 1. Training is greatly needed for the staff as he did not have knowledge of The audio-guide with The loop system for hearing impaired. When I enquired, he said all had been given out. I was surprised as they had so many deaf visitors that day. Then he found a box of headphones which he thought the headphones were the loop system for the deaf. I found THE round-the-neck loop got entangled with the rest of headphones. He did not know what to do with it, I.e. How to connect to the hearing aids. I managed to plug it in but not working. He offered no advice nor help! Lack of deaf awareness and knowledge of the museum's equipment. What a waste when equipment is not fully utilised. Inclusion should be actively implemented and not on paper or on website. 2. The staff at the steam engine room who was creating the steam from the miniature engine should be more enthusiastic and forthcoming with information. There was no explanation of what they were doing. We watched them and initiated conversations and asked questions. They were rather passive and not actively engaging with visitors. I thought they were volunteers, that's why they did not bother too much as they seemed to enjoy themselves to have fun with the steam engine! I would expect more from the full time paid staff!
F D. · 17 February 2014
Friendlier staff would be good. I me a rather dour/sour woman at the ticket office who made us feel rather uncomfortable.
Sia I. · 8 February 2014
I thought it was fab!
Carli M. · 7 February 2014

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