- Tourist Attractions
Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)
Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor
Basing House and Visitor Centre is a nationally important historical site with some amazing stories to discover! It dates from the Norman period, was the site of the biggest private house in Tudor England, and it suffered at the hands of Cromwell during the Civil War!
The Visitor Centre contains displays to introduce you to Basing House and its fascinating history, and includes a model of Basing House during the Tudor period, before it fell in 1645. The new museum is full of fascinating facts, with details of life at Basing during Tudor and Elizabethan times, the archaeology of the house, plus the Civil War and the downfall of Basing. You can experience the sights and sounds of the Civil War with a great audiovisual show when you step into the battle scarred Great Barn, which is one of the largest buildings of its kind in England (and the only Tudor building remaining on the estate!).
The stately home also has a wonderful walled garden to explore, which reflects how it may have been during the Jacobean period. There are picnic benches available on site, they just ask that you take your rubbish home with you, and the family pooch is welcome to join you, provided they are kept under control and cleared up after, so you can really make a day of it! Worth noting if you are bringing the family pooch that a dog water bowl is located outside the Visitor Centre.
- Restaurant Onsite
- Toilets Available
- Baby Changing Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available On-site
Getting There and Contact Information
Basing Grange, The Street, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 8AE, England
Click here to visit Basing House's website
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
1 March through 31 October 2016
Monday to Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 11:00 - 16:00
Child (5 to 15): £4.90
Family (2 adults, 2 children or 1 adult, 3 children): £17.00
Under 5's: Free