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Swindon museum and art gallery

Bath Rd, Swindon, England
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Lovely art gallery

We visited the art gallery this afternoon. Spent about 45 minutes looking around this small bug... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
C P
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Swindon, United Kingdom
Interesting hour.

Free and interesting,small but well worth a visit. On 3 levels so a tad difficult but not... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2017
gilding1
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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“local history” (4 reviews)
“on display” (4 reviews)
“worth a visit” (4 reviews)
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Bath Rd, Swindon, England
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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

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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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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Swindon Museum and Art Gallery at Apsley House, a listed building in the Old Town area. Small but many exhibitions including Archaelogy, Egyptology, Geology and local history. Crocodile sculptor, Gharial, steals the show. Art Gallery is in same building, mainly modern art. We spent about...More

Thank Judith S
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

BEAUTIFUL display, always...Very helpful staff, well informed about the paintings...excellent visit..

1  Thank Michael G
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

Went to see the art exhibition but unfortunately the galleries were closed. The museum tells the history of Swindon and displays the exhibits found in digs.

Thank roscwmbran
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