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Hallowe'en monster mayhem: Basingstoke museum running spooktacular family activities during October half-term




Hampshire Cultural Trust-run centre has devised a week of fun for fearless families.

Visitors to Milestones, Hampshire’s museum of living history, can expect to encounter some frightfully fun family activities over half term, Saturday, 23 to Sunday, 31, 10am to 4.45pm.

If you visit the cobbled streets of the museum, you can not only enjoy exploring the faithfully recreated shops and buildings of the past, but will also be able to experience a range of Hallowe'en activities including trails, crafts and stories.

Hallowe'en at Milestones Museum
Hallowe'en at Milestones Museum

Take a trip around the streets of Milestones and spot the ghostly ghouls and fearsome phantoms haunting the museum's buildings.

A trick-or-treat trail is on offer around the museum, with a bag of spooky sweets to enjoy at the end. There will also be make-and-take creepy crafts to keep little vampires entertained at home.

Come dressed to impress in your most spook-tacular Hallowe'en costume and claim a sweet treat.

Hallowe'en at Milestones Museum
Hallowe'en at Milestones Museum

Fright nights are also returning to the sinister streets at Milestones with spooky after-hours tours. Visitors can tour the museum after dark and hear the tales that are too terrifying to tell during the day with Hallowe'en-themed fancy dress encouraged.

Other attractions at the museum include Mr Simpson’s Teddy Bear Museum, where you can learn about Tino the teddy and more than 250 of his friends.

Explore the maze of Victorian and 1930s streets packed with shops, factories and houses based on original buildings from in and around Basingstoke and discover shopping habits of the past.

Experience rationing first hand in Abraham’s sweet shop where you can swap your ration coupon for some good old-fashioned favourites.

Hallowe'en at Milestones Museum
Hallowe'en at Milestones Museum

The whole family can have a go at the authentic classic games in the recently refurbished Milestones Pier or admire the huge collection of restored vintage vehicles, including a Victorian tram, classic motorbikes, a Romany caravan and even a 19th century steam-powered fire engine.

For more information and to book tickets visit www.milestonesmuseum.org.uk.

Hallowe'en at Milestones Museum
Hallowe'en at Milestones Museum
Hallowe'en at Milestones Museum
Hallowe'en at Milestones Museum


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