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Swindon museum and art gallery

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This small museum is a great place to visit with regular changing exhibits and an art gallery... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2018
krysiab36
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Swindon, United Kingdom
Good Small Museum

The museum is situated in the Old Town and is over a mile on foot from Swindon station, a fair part... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2018
The_Coach55
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Ruislip, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 September 2018

This small museum is a great place to visit with regular changing exhibits and an art gallery. There are various talks arranged and activities for children.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank krysiab36
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

The museum is situated in the Old Town and is over a mile on foot from Swindon station, a fair part of this being uphill. There's plenty of interesting local history on display. From the famous of Swindon, including Diana Dors and Gilbert O'Sullivan to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

Visited this fine little museum to check out the art gallery. Great display of modern studio ceramics, Lucie Rai, Edmund de Waal, Grayson Perry, Bernard Leach and others I didn’t know. The exhibits were well captioned so you knew what you are looking at. There...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 13 July 2018

Having lived in Swindon for over a decade, i'm ashamed to say this was our first trip to the Swindon museum. Very well laid out interesting local Swindon museum, covering from the Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Romans, Medieval, Industrial up to the present...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 923Dan
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Free to enter. Small but spread over 3 floors. Lots of information regarding local history and some great art displays. Check their website as they regularly have hands on art events with drawing tables for the children etc. Wish it was bigger.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Miss T
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Enjoy visiting this museum. Various events and change of exhibitions available. Information published on face book. Good for all ages.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank krysiab36
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

It was a wet day so my friend went shopping so that gave me all the time I needed to enjoy this excellent museum. Very educational displays and videos describing and demonstrating all the aspects of the mass production of steam locomotives, from smelting component...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 362butterboy
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We passed an hour in here with the little one, learning all about Swindon’s history. There are rooms focused on the community, famous Swindonians, ancient Egypt (complete with its own mummy!), prehistoric Swindon (with lots of dino fossils and a huge gharial!) and art. There...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank European-Bookworm
Reviewed 6 January 2018

We visited the art gallery this afternoon. Spent about 45 minutes looking around this small bug well presented and cared for gallery. Useful information about the artwork, peaceful gallery and a lovely way to spend an hour or so. And it's free!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank C P
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Free and interesting,small but well worth a visit. On 3 levels so a tad difficult but not impossible. Friendly staff,I went on Tuesday morning so it was quiet and of course free!

Date of experience: November 2017
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