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Swindon museum and art gallery

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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
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Great British Modern Art Collection for a small museum

Visited this fine little museum to check out the art gallery. Great display of modern studio... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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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

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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

1  Thank Balvine
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

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.

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.

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

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

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!

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!

Thank gilding1
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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