Basing House


The Basing House site features the ruins of England”s largest Tudor residence. Serving as a Royalist stronghold during the English Civil War, the house and its inhabitants held out against a lengthy siege, until the parliamentarians razed the house to the ground in October 1645. The site is internationally renowned and the remains of the various buildings, which continue to be excavated, provide a rich educational resource.

Hampshire County Museums Services commissioned a touch screen interactive
to offer additional information about the objects on display and graphic panels conveying the history of the site. Working closely with the Museum Services’ archaeologists the programme allows the visitor to select areas of interest, with the flexibility to add or change content when new finds were made. Early Pathe archival footage and video coverage of more recent digs give the viewer insights into various aspects of archaeology.

On behalf of Hampshire County Museums Services

with Motivation Ltd.