Milestones Museum at night
|Established||1 December 2000|
|Location||Basingstoke, Hampshire, England|
|Public transit access||Basingstoke railway station and Centre Shuttle|
Milestones Museum of Living History is a museum located on the Leisure Park in Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK. Milestones is made up of a network of streets that have been recreated according to those found in Victorian and 1930s Hampshire.
In the year running 2007/8 the museum received 88,338 visitors.
- a Victorian public house, the Baverstock Arms, named for a 19th-century Alton brewer.
- a Victorian railway station based on the GWR station at Winchester (Chesil).
- a Victorian Ironmonger
- a Victorian watchmaker and jeweller
- a Victorian terraced house
- a Victorian milliners
- a Victorian paintworks, powered by a Tasker stationary steam engine
- a Victorian pier amusement arcade
- a sawmill
- a saddlery
- a 1930s town with shops
- Various period home interiors
- Hand propelled bakers cart.
- Grocer's delivery bicycle
- Various bicycles
Horse drawn vehicles
These include a removals van, a fire engine, pony and trap, coalman's cart, and a showman's caravan.
Include two road rollers by Taskers and two by Wallis & Steevens. There are also two Taskers Little Giant traction engines, one displayed with a log trailer.
- AA 5296 Taskers Little Giant, works number 1599, built in 1914.
- SR 1294 Taskers Little Giant, works number 1726, built in 1917.
- BD 7994 Taskers road roller, works number 1906, built in 1923.
- YB 183 Taskers steam lorry, built in 1924.
- OT 8201 Taskers road roller, works number 1933, built in 1928.
- AA 2470 Wallis & Steevens steam wagon, works number 7279.
- OT 3078 Wallis & Steevens Advance road roller, works number 7867 built in 1926.
- OT 8512 Wallis & Steevens Simplicity road roller, works number 7940, built in 1928
There are some 25 commercial vehicles along with private cars, two generations of motor buses and a trolleybus.
- H 2499 Thornycroft 14HP open tourer, built in 1905.
- DS 6683 Thornycroft open tourer, built in 1907.
- Commercial vehicles include:
- NB 6684 Thornycroft J army lorry, WD livery, built in 1916.
- SV 6068 Thornycroft J lorry, SCATS livery, built in 1917.
- CE 6065 Leyland military subsidy lorry, Chivers & Sons livery, built in 1919
- BS 9028 Thornycroft A1 tanker, Shell livery, built in 1925.
- YN 402 Austin pick-up, Gales Brewery livery, built in 1926.
- TV 5530 Thornycroft Bulldog flatbed lorry, Boots livery, built in 1931
- AAA 469 Thornycroft Handy dropside lorry, Corrals livery, built in 1934.
- BOR 316 Dennis Light 6 fire engine, Hampshire Fire Service, built in 1936.
- BWD 461 Leyland Sturdy milk lorry, PIMCO livery, built in 1937
- HJP 382 Dennis Big 4 fire engine, Hampshire Fire Brigade, built in 1938
- DFK 98 Thornycroft Nippy flatbed lorry, Thornycroft livery, built in 1949.
- POR 602 Wallis & Steevens Advance diesel road roller
- AUO 601 Morris van, Beavis and Co livery.
- YMY 432H Thornycroft Nubian airport crash tender, MOD, built in 1971.
Railway and tramway stock
- Longmoor Military Railway 0-6-0ST No. 1572 "Woolmer" built by the Avonside Engine Company in 1910. On loan from the National Collection.
- Great Northern Railway 7-plank open wagon No. 7329
- Portsmouth electric tramcar No. 84
Between February and April 2014 the museum hosted an exhibition of Lego models of extinct animals, constructed by Bright Bricks. In 2018, the exhibition returned, focusing on mythical creatures.
A Victorian themed Christmas Market is held in early December.
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- "What you'll find in Milestones Living History Museum". .hants.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 5 June 2012. Retrieved 25 May 2012.
- Milestones. Peterborough: Hudsons Heritage Group. ISBN 0-7117-4183-2.
- "Explore the LEGO Lost World Zoo at Milestones Museum". Basingstoke Gazette. 29 January 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
- "Christmas Market". Milestones Museum. Retrieved 24 November 2018.
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