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Staying safe

We are committed to doing everything that we can to ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable visit. With the change in government guidance, there are steps that we can all take to help keep everyone safe. While you are at Basing House…

We will

  • Give you a warm and friendly welcome
  • Provide hand sanitiser for you to use
  • Regularly monitor and clean shared spaces

We ask you to

  • Wear a face mask unless you are exempt
  • Keep a comfortable distance between you and other people
  • Enjoy your visit!

If you have any concerns or questions during your visit, please talk to a member of our team – we will be happy to help you.

You can find out answers to some commonly asked questions in our Staying safe FAQs.

Please do not visit if you or any members of your household are showing symptoms of COVID-19 or if you have been in contact with anyone who has COVID-19

Café and picnics

Our Bothy Café is open at weekends for hot and cold drinks, snacks, ice cream and cakes. Snacks and refreshments are also available at the visitor centre. Picnics are welcome – there is plenty of space throughout the site to spread a rug and picnic benches are also available for you to use.

Bring your own cup

Get 30p off your next hot drink when you bring your own reusable cup! Simply present your cup to a member of staff to claim your discount.


Hampshire Cultural Trust is a registered charity. The coronavirus crisis has had a huge impact on all of us. Please donate to help us re-connect our communities through culture.




Pay once, visit all year! With your ticket, you can enjoy unlimited visits to Basing House and return as many times as you like for a whole year!

Ticket Price
Adult £9.00
Child (5-15 years) £6.00
Under 5s Free
Concessions £8.00
Family ticket (up to 5 people, max. 2 adults) £25.00

Prices applicable from 1 April 2019. Excludes some special events which may have an extra charge. Online discount applied at the checkout.

Find out more about our concession and discounted tickets.


Basing House is a large site in two parts with accessible parking on both parts as well as at our main car park. Most of the site is accessible to all, however, there are areas with limited access due to rough terrain or steep inclines. There are three accessible toilets around the site. Induction loops are fitted in the visitor centre, the Great Barn, the learning and community centre and the museum. Copies of the guidebook are available free, on loan, for those with hearing loss. Guided tours are available for blind and visually impaired visitors when booked in advance. Braille copies of the Basing House guidebook are available on loan and assistance dogs are welcome anywhere on the site.

Group visits

Basing House welcomes group visits. It is the ideal site to learn about wildlife and habitats, Tudor times, the Civil War and how one site of both local and national historical significance has developed and changed over time.

How to get here

By car: follow the brown signs to Basing House car park which is off Barton's Lane near the Millstone public house. Satnavs use postcode RG24 8AE. Please note there is no parking, except accessible parking, directly outside the visitor centre and we ask that our visitors do not park in the village.

By bus: take the No.10 bus from Basingstoke Bus Station to Park Lane/A30 junction, which takes approximately five minutes, then cross Basingstoke Common to Redbridge Lane. Go over the humpback bridge, turn left at the junction into Basing Road and right on to the footpath at the bridge over the River Loddon.

By rail: Basingstoke station is on the main network rail route to the south west, approximately 45 minutes from London Waterloo 

On foot: from Basingstoke railway station, follow the Basing Trail which passes through Eastrop Park. The route is on flat or nearly flat terrain and takes approximately 40 minutes at a steady pace. Information panels are located at intervals along the route. The first panel is opposite the main entrance to the station. 

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