At Hampshire Cultural Trust, we welcome Home School families to our venues for self-led visits throughout the year. This year we are also launching a series of dedicated home education days in which we invite you to travel in time to enjoy an immersive learning experience led by our expert team of facilitators. The sessions take the format of our curriculum-based workshops though are more relaxed so that a wider age range of learners can attend with siblings as required. 

  • At Milestones Museum, Basingstoke, we have two Home Education programmes available: 
    • WW2 See here.
    • Victorians - Discover the world of Victorians and learn all about the Industrial Revolution. Learners will take part in an authentic Victorian classroom experience and also discover all about the Taskers family business at the turn of the century! 
  • Things to know prior to booking:
    • All children must be accompanied by an adult who is responsible for them at all times including during facilitated workshops
    • In the event of an emergency, you are responsible for the children in your group  
    • We require at least one adult for every 3 children 
    • You are responsible for the supervision and behaviour of your children at all times 
    • If you are looking to book younger/ older siblings into the sessions, please be aware that the content may not be pitched at their current learning level.  
    • We regret that under 5’s are not admitted at 878 AD though are at Milestones Museum. Please note that the standard fee applies to a child under 5 years old. 
    • These are facilitated sessions and not ‘drop in’ experiences so will start promptly according to your scheduled time 
    • The schedule for the day will be provided prior to arrival 
    • Lunch slots are fixed and you will be notified of these within your schedule
    • A breakout room will be provided at allocated times for you to bring your own lunch or you are welcome to purchase food from our Café 
    • Food and drinks are not permitted anywhere on the museum floor 
    • Mobile phones and photography are strictly prohibited within the session due to safeguarding 
    • Our facilitators reserve the right to ask participants to leave if their behaviour is deemed unsafe or inappropriate for the setting
    • We advise that participants take a comfort break before the session begins as children can not be left unsupervised while their accompanying adult takes one child to the toilet.

Suitable for: Workshops have been adapted from the KS1 / KS2 National Curriculum and are suitable for those between 5 – 11 years old though those outside these ages are welcome. Please note that due to capacity, all attendees will need a ticket.  

Included: Your ticket includes two x 45 minute Victorians workshops as well as self-led time to explore the rest of the museum. One workshop is an immersive Victorian classroom experience and the other workshop is an exploration into the Industrial Revolution and a local family enterprise. There will be two Victorians groups running simultaneously. Please note that after booking, you will be sent a personalised schedule for the day depending on which group you are in. Workshops start promptly according to timings. 




10.00 - 10.30

Arrival in Upper Education Rooms for bags, coats, snacks and toilets as required.

10.30 – 11.15

First Victorians Workshop 

11.15 – 11.20


11.20 – 12.05

Second Victorians Workshop 

12.05 – 12.15


12.15 – 13.00

Designated Lunch Room Time 

During this time you are welcome to begin exploring the museum or if you would like, you can bring a packed lunch and use our private indoor lunch space during this time. Alternatively, we have refreshments available to purchase in our café but please note only food purchased in café can be eaten there 

13.00 – 13.45

Free time to explore Milestones Museum

13.45 – 13.50

Collect belongings from lunch room if left there

13.50 – 16.45

More free time to explore Milestones Museum until close


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