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STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway

Fire Fly Avenue, Swindon SN2 2EY, England
+44 1793 466646
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Great for work functions

There's loads of space in all conference rooms and its nice to have a little tour inbetween them... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
via mobile
Not just engineering but fascinating social history

The engineering displays, the factory workshops etc were wonderful, but the insight into the social... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
David T
Swindon, United Kingdom
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Fire Fly Avenue, Swindon SN2 2EY, England
+44 1793 466646
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's loads of space in all conference rooms and its nice to have a little tour inbetween them. Facilities have always been up to scratch.

Thank rachnpete
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The engineering displays, the factory workshops etc were wonderful, but the insight into the social history was an excellent bonus

Thank David T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Happy memories of my childhood, well worth a visit young and old, grandchildren also enjoyed and spent the rest of the day asking questions

Thank 487Elaine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the Christmas market at beginning of December. A few lovely little stalls where I bought a few decorations. Bonus was also walking through STEAM and looking at the displays. Well worth a visit

Thank C P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If, like me, you remember pre-Beacham railways and steam, this is a dream come true. So much to see and experience. The great-grandson was astounded at the sheer size of the engines on display, and had far too many questions about valves and reversing mechanisms,...More

Thank RogerG957
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited several times before but this time took a cousin over from New Zealand .....loved it, he didn't realise the town had so much history.

Thank Heather B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great museum which is laid out and tracks the the history of rail manufacturing in Swindon . The presentations are super as well as the steam engines on display . It was refreshing being able to go beneath the engines . There is an...More

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kids loved it - interesting and well kept - great staff who are very knowledgeable. I don't know much about trains but was impressed by the scales of the trains that they have and how accessible they are. Kids can touch and climb safely and...More

Thank Croods1
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The steam Museum at Swindon is a must see, it is located just off the town centre & is a must see for all railway enthusiasts, as this is the site of the old GWR railway works etc. The museum is disabled friendly with clear...More

Thank Sidawat
Reviewed 7 December 2017

This museum is ideal for train buffs and those of us who don't enjoy looking at steam engines. The story is related through tableaux which make it more interesting. It is suitable for all ages.

Thank mouseHerts
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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.
1 March 2017|
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Response from Hellsbells305 | Reviewed this property |
They will open the gate outside Steam . Give them a ring. Reception are very helpful