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It's time for great days out!

Great days out are back! Basing House is open and we can’t wait to give you a warm and safe welcome! You can book an admission ticket and a day and time to visit us here and read on to find out more about the measures we have in place to help keep everyone safe during your visit. We're now also open on Sundays, for even more opportunities to visit. We look forward to welcoming you soon!

Staying Safe

To help keep everyone safe, we’ve made some changes at Basing House. We have introduced a number of measures in line with government guidelines to help manage our visitor numbers and ensure we maintain social distancing to protect you, our staff and volunteers. Please read on for information about booking your visit and what to expect when you are with us.

What we are doing to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 

  • Giving you a warm welcome at a safe distance
  • Using signage to help you maintain social distance
  • Asking for cashless payment wherever possible
  • Providing hand sanitiser for you to use
  • Taking away high-contact exhibits and displays

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

You can find out answers to some commonly asked questions in our reopening and coronavirus information and FAQs.

Booking your visit 

We have introduced advanced booking at Basing House to help us manage our visitor numbers. You need to purchase an admission ticket and book a day to visit for each member of your party, including children. There is no additional charge for booking your visit. If you already have an admission ticket, you do not need to pay again, but you do need to book a day to visit for all members of your party.

Buy tickets online

Book your visiting day

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 it. Information on how to re-book or cancel your visit is detailed on your booking confirmation.

Opening times 

Our opening days and hours are available to view online. Please check before you visit.

Social distancing and hygiene 

During your visit, we ask that you follow our guidelines on social distancing and hygiene to help keep us all safe. Hand sanitiser stations are positioned at the museum visitor centre, the garden kiosk and the Bothy. To keep everyone safe, please wear a face covering in indoor spaces at Basing House.

Toilet facilities

Our accessible toilet is open for use by our visitors.

Café and picnics

Our Bothy Café is open at weekends for hot and cold drinks, snacks, ice cream and cakes.We are operating table service only at the Bothy. On arrival, please find a table and our team will take your order. Please wear a face covering unless you are seated at a table.

Snacks and refreshments are also available from the visitor centre. Picnics are welcome, there is plenty of space throughout the site to spread a rug and picnic benches are also available to use.

We’re passing on the VAT reduction on all applicable products. The reduction will be applied at the till when you make your purchase.

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.

Gift shop

Our gift shop is open as normal. Please use cashless payment for any purchases.


To help keep us all safe, we have reviewed exhibits, interactives and spaces which may pose a risk of spreading the virus. All family interactives have been removed and our guided tours and tunnel experience are both temporarily closed.


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.


Risk assessment

In accordance with government guidelines, we have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment to make our sites COVID secure and identify risk control measures.

We’re Good to Go

Good to go

The Visit Britain We’re Good to Go symbol shows that Basing House has followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and that we have processes in place to help keep everyone safe.


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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