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Been a couple of times now and it is a great place to go if you want to learn or know about the heritage of Swindon and it’s past with trains. I can understand some people don’t find trains exciting but I guarantee you will...More
We happened across STEAM when looking for ideas. Our son - 5 - and daughter - 3 both loved it. There is plenty to keep the children interested and occupied, whilst we parents were also genuinely entertained. You'll find an impressive amount of fascinating exhibits,...More
Really well laid out, gives a great feel of the railway works.
Everything presented very well. A lot of museums could learn from this.
If you want a whole overview of railway history, from manufacturing, to maintenances and operations, not just shiny engines you won’t...More
I had a morning to fill in Swindon today and, after some research, I decided upon a visit to this wonderful museum. I enjoyed every minute.
The most evocative thing about the place, sited at the location of the old Swindon works, is just that....More
The STEAM Museum is one of the absolute best museums I have ever attended. From the well-spaced Informative displays to the actual trains, to the models in the dioramas. They give the visitor a realistic idea of what life was like near UK railways from...More
This museum had wonderful artefacts, oral history, items one could operate such as signals and an engine, images. What badly let it down was the total lack of signage. We wandered aimlessly through the shopping centre which we did not want to do, we tried...More
This museum is right next door to the shopping outlet. Which used to be The Great Western Railway workshops. The museum has a selection of steam trains and well worth a visit while your wife goes shopping.
Have been here loads, the Lego exhibition, a wedding, work conferences and just to wander around learning Swindon's heritage and amazing steam train factories. Oh and the odd reference to the man himself isambard kingdom brunely
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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
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 you.
If you do go, the charge is £1.00 0-5 hrs and £12.00 5-10 hours. However you claim this back at the Helpdesk in the Designer outlet, just to your left as you enter the main entrance.
Sorry I could not be more help.