Hampshire Cultural Trust

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Investigate the Thornycroft collection

The Thornycroft gallery at Milestones Museum has been updated in 2015 and is now fully open to include new interpretative displays, artefacts and a different layout of the vehicles.

The Thornycroft Steam Wagon Company Ltd were based  in Chiswick but demand for their steam lorries and vans eventually led them in 1898 to build a huge new factory in Basingstoke, which also produced quality cars between 1903–1912.

In its heyday the Basingstoke factory employed many thousands of people – maybe you have family links to someone who worked there?

See some of the vehicles they built, on display in a building that also houses fascinating machinery from the original works.

Find out more about Thornycroft