Dancing With Jane

Location: Milestones Museum

Sponsor: Festival Place

Artist: Michelle Heron

Dancing With Jane

This design was inspired by regency dancing and the balls that Jane and characters in her novels attended, with a backdrop of a manuscript from her last fully completed novel, Persuasion. She was known to dance regularly at family houses and in the town of Basingstoke. Milestones Museum focuses on life after Jane Austen’s time and is a wonderful place to explore past times.

The sponsor for this BookBench is Festival Place, the headline sponsor for Sitting With Jane. It is one of the biggest shopping centres in the south and is a proud host for the event.

Find the Bookbench in entrance area and gift shop of the Milestones Museum

Opening hours:

Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 am-4:45 pm
Saturday – Sunday: 11:00 am-4:45 pm

Last admission 3.45pm

There is plenty of free parking at Milestones, and there is a direct (pink) bus from the rail station to the Leisure Park. There are plenty of other all weather attractions on the Leisure Park too – including skiing, indoor sky-diving, bowling, cinema, and the Aquadrome swimming and sports centre with its water flumes.