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Swindon museum and art gallery

Bath Rd, Swindon, England
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Great little museum and art gallery

Enjoy visiting this museum. Various events and change of exhibitions available. Information... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
krysiab36
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Swindon, United Kingdom
A Must Visit for Steam Enthusiasts

It was a wet day so my friend went shopping so that gave me all the time I needed to enjoy this... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2018
362butterboy
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london
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good49%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
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“local history” (5 reviews)
“on display” (4 reviews)
“worth a visit” (4 reviews)
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Bath Rd, Swindon, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank krysiab36
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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

Thank 362butterboy
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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

Thank European-Bookworm
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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!

Thank C P
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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!

Thank gilding1
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Swindon deserves a better museum than this bt no doubt money is the explanation. I believe plans are afoot to update and upgrade it and if this happens I shall revisit and report again There are items of interest but not presented as well as...More

2  Thank Geoffrey F
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

We went primarily to see some of the collection of modern british art, which we had heard was among the best in the country. As the result of some bequests and some very shrewd buying, the collection is now about 500 pieces. Sadly, fewer than...More

Thank 654GregP654
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

the Lie of the Land is a small exhibition of important 20th century landscape Art ,some really interesting works.Really worth a visit . before we left i noticed the portrait therapy exhibition. portraits by Susan Carr and codesigned by the sitters fascinating and touching come...More

Thank barbwhite258
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

The gallery is small but contains one of the most important public collections of modern British art in the country. Artists including Lucian Freud, David Bomberg, Gwen John, Alfred Wallis and LS Lowry have work here. The collection is significant for the range and quality...More

Thank Richard M
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

We had not been to the museum for many years and had a short visit before heading back to the office. The mix of art and artefacts is interesting and worth spending time to look around.

Thank CharlieCB
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