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STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway

Fire Fly Avenue, Swindon SN2 2EY, England
+44 1793 466646
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Well laid out and very informative museum

The Steam Museum is very logically laid out and presents the story of the Great Western Railway and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
AndyY144
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Worcester, United Kingdom
A trip down GWR lane

The museum is laid out in a very logical manner as it takes you through the various 'shops' that... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Fire Fly Avenue, Swindon SN2 2EY, England
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Reviewed yesterday

The Steam Museum is very logically laid out and presents the story of the Great Western Railway and that of the Swindon Locomotive works. There are some very good diorama style set pieces that illustrate life in the works, and of building the Great Western...More

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Reviewed yesterday

The museum is laid out in a very logical manner as it takes you through the various 'shops' that were involved in building engines and rolling stock for GWR. It then branches out to cover other aspects of the railway which was done in a...More

Thank eric e
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Attended this venue for staff conference. Enjoyed looking around the trains and reading about Swindon's railway history. A place I wouldn't normally have visited but so glad I did. A great day out for families.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst this museum is nowhere near the size of York it ticks all the boxes, easy access, wonderful interpretation for all age groups and remarkably clean. The restaurant is well priced and the fare is very good.

Thank dfboath
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my friends is a railways enthusiast and it was her idea to visit this attraction. The building is part of the old GWR works in Swindon and the first part of the museum takes you through the various areas of work that had...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to visit, I went with my kids, I’m so happy to see the kids talking about old trains and the nice history behind, the young one looking to be in different world. Kids really enjoy the day out.

Thank Jesse R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a good place for anyone with the slightest interest in railways in particular or social history in general. As well as the large exhibits - locomotives and rolling stock - there are many great hands-on exhibits for kids. There is a lot of...More

Thank olddozen
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being a long time enthusiast of the Great Western Railway visiting Steam Museum was a must whilst staying in Swindon. Apart from the excellent exhibits portraying the history of the GWR and its people it is so appropriate for it to be housed in part...More

Thank maureenschatz
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Coming from near Doncaster that seems to actively discourage and erase its railway history. I was pleasantly surprised to see how much of the old Swindon works was saved. The museum was excellent, showing all the different processes and had a large collection of its...More

Thank Lyn H
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

This museum is well with a visit The kids will love all of what it has to offer There is so much to see and some of the hands on items are great It really gives an insight into the old railway works You also...More

Thank Mal W
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Response from Buddapies | Reviewed this property |
Hi You have to use the Designer Outlet Car park to visit the STEAM Museum. And I am afraid I do not remember if there were height restriction barriers. I have tried to Google for you but cannot find the information for... More
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Response from Landorhope | Reviewed this property |
Check the web site I have a yearly pass
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Chris P
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Response from Edna P | Reviewed this property |
Hi, only just seen your question, yes there are disabled parking spaces and also wheelchairs available.
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