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STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway

Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Great place to visit

Been a couple of times now and it is a great place to go if you want to learn or know about the... read more

Reviewed today
Swindon, United Kingdom
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Big place

Really well laid out and very interesting place to visit. Could do with a bit more interactive... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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Fire Fly Avenue, Swindon SN2 2EY, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

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

Thank Batman2543
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really well laid out and very interesting place to visit. Could do with a bit more interactive things to do rather than your simple walk through museum. Overall I enjoyed the visit.

Thank Madsteve12
Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank ABirdInTheHand
Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank ALotOfAirmiles
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

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

Thank Miserablejohnny
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank icmacv
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good if you are a train enthusiast. History is explained very well and there is plenty to look at and some interactive displays

Thank 83Smudge
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Maggie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Gareth H
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20 May 2018|
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
22 October 2017|
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Response from Landorhope | Reviewed this property |
Check the web site I have a yearly pass
Chris P
20 March 2017|
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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.