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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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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!