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STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway

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This is a well laid out museum with little cameos explaining all the different jobs undertaken at... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Fareham, United Kingdom
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Fascinating Guided Tour of a very Interesting Railway Museum

A group of Calne Rotarians recently had a most interesting Guided Tour of the STEAM Museum of the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Calne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a well laid out museum with little cameos explaining all the different jobs undertaken at the GWR works. On top of this are lovely polished steam locomotives, coaches and wagons. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A group of Calne Rotarians recently had a most interesting Guided Tour of the STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway in Swindon. We were greeted by friendly reception staff and our guide Ted who had worked for the Great Western Railway all his life...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank David528764
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great to see these old trains,small museum compared to the York one,still met expectation. Suitable for all the family and next to outlet shopping venue so good to combine the two.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Michele G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Difficult to fault. Even the area outside is interesting. Railway village, tunnel where GWR workshop employees used to go to work, the remains of Swindon loco works.All good stuff. The museum whilst not huge has lots of interesting locomotives and other artifacts such as signal...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Les S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have loved steam engines from right back when I used to cycle to the local line and watch the 'milk train' going up the gradient to Filton. This neede powerful engines , so I saw Kings, Castles, Manors etc often boosted by a banker...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank John I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On Friday we visited the Steam Museum in Swindon and were very impressed.The displays are very well put together and interactive even to us oldies.The museum was set out like the old railway workshops that were on the site.This led on to a brilliant idea...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mike S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and the boys visited STEAM while my sister and I hit the nearby Outlet. The boys came out buzzing and we can really recommend this place for both fans of steam locamotives and general historical interest.There were plenty of hands-on exhibits and artifacts.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Deborah M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Never get tired of wandering round here. Lots to look at and investigate, big, airy and grand spaces filled with engineering marvels and fun events plus the Outlet village is just a stone's throw away. The proud but hidden history of a town brought to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Stone P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely place to visit very informative my Uncle worked for the railway at Swindon and his name is on one of the plagues so is very special to me

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 38Swampy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly and informative greeting on arrival at the museum, offered advice on how to get the best out of our visit and it was explained that we should allow a minimum of 2 hours to see all of the exhibits. Really well presented, very informative...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Andy P
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20 May 2018|
Response from Buddapies | Reviewed this property |
Hi You have to use the Designer Outlet Car park to visit the STEAM Museum. And I am afraid I do not remember if there were height restriction barriers. I have tried to Google for you but cannot find the information for... More
22 October 2017|
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Response from Landorhope | Reviewed this property |
Check the web site I have a yearly pass
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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.