Basingstoke Discovery Centre

Basingstoke Discovery Centre
Festival Place Shopping Centre, 19–20 Westminster House, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 7LS
  • Telephone 01256 478670
  • Opening times Mon–Fri 8.30am–6.30pm; Sat 8.30am–4.30pm; Sun 11am–3pm.
  • Seasonal times Closed public holidays.
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Christmas Felt Workshop

Make some festive felt bunting and other Christmas decorations.

CSI Kids

A chance for kids to get in on the CSI action. Under the guidance of CID staff children work their way through a series of clues using the same forensic techniques as real detectives to solve the crime, including dusting for fingerprints. All kids receive a CSI kit to take home so they can continue their detective work.

Fri 28 Oct

£12; accompanying adults free / 01256 478670

John Eddleston: Hampshire’s True Crimes

Author John Eddleston talks about some of Hampshire's true crimes.

Tue 15 Nov

Make a Bicycle or Shopping Basket

Use the willow weaving technique to make a bike basket or a shopping basket.

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Meet The Author: Damien Lewis

Hear Damien Lewis speak about his writing experiences. Prior to the outbreak of the war the massive German chemicals conglomerate I.G. Farben had started producing bulk supplies of deuterium oxide - heavy water - at the remote Norwegian plant of Vemork. Damien Lewis's new bestseller Hunting Hitler's Nukes - The…

Mini Professors

Classes tailored for wee scientists ages 2–4, featuring songs, experiments, stories and more.

Thu 27 Oct

£65 for ten weeks (adults free) / 01256 478670

Ages 3–4

Fri 28 Oct

£65 for ten weeks (adults free) / 01256 478670

Ages 3–4

Sat 29 Oct

£65 for ten weeks (adults free) / 01256 478670

Ages 3–4

…and 44 more dates until 12 Dec

Murder, Sex and Mayhem in the English Church

John E. Vigar talks about this murder, sex and mayhem in relation to churches.

Tue 29 Nov

Papercraft Workshop

A two-hour workshop in papercraft, with Pauline Barnfather. Booking is essential.

Reindeer and Stars Willow Workshop

A chance to make some rustic Christmas decorations from willow, including tiny reindeers, stars and a wee woven tree. Suitable for ages 10+. Booking is essential.

Willow Angel

Learn how to make an angel Christmas decoration out of White Willow under the guidance of local basket maker, Judith Needham.

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