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STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway

Fire Fly Avenue, Swindon SN2 2EY, England
+44 1793 466602
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Super day out with young children

We happened across STEAM when looking for ideas. Our son - 5 - and daughter - 3 both loved it... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ABirdInTheHand
Very good museum

Really well laid out, gives a great feel of the railway works. Everything presented very well. A... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ALotOfAirmiles
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Fire Fly Avenue, Swindon SN2 2EY, England
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+44 1793 466602
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We happened across STEAM when looking for ideas. Our son - 5 - and daughter - 3 both loved it. There is plenty to keep the children interested and occupied, whilst we parents were also genuinely entertained. You'll find an impressive amount of fascinating exhibits,...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Really well laid out, gives a great feel of the railway works. Everything presented very well. A lot of museums could learn from this. If you want a whole overview of railway history, from manufacturing, to maintenances and operations, not just shiny engines you won’t...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had a morning to fill in Swindon today and, after some research, I decided upon a visit to this wonderful museum. I enjoyed every minute. The most evocative thing about the place, sited at the location of the old Swindon works, is just that....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The STEAM Museum is one of the absolute best museums I have ever attended. From the well-spaced Informative displays to the actual trains, to the models in the dioramas. They give the visitor a realistic idea of what life was like near UK railways from...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good if you are a train enthusiast. History is explained very well and there is plenty to look at and some interactive displays

Thank 83Smudge
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum had wonderful artefacts, oral history, items one could operate such as signals and an engine, images. What badly let it down was the total lack of signage. We wandered aimlessly through the shopping centre which we did not want to do, we tried...More

Thank Maggie S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is right next door to the shopping outlet. Which used to be The Great Western Railway workshops. The museum has a selection of steam trains and well worth a visit while your wife goes shopping.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here loads, the Lego exhibition, a wedding, work conferences and just to wander around learning Swindon's heritage and amazing steam train factories. Oh and the odd reference to the man himself isambard kingdom brunely

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great day for all to enjoy. Very clean and tidy very friendly service from all the staff. Easy guide to follow. Very nice place

1  Thank Steve B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good half day out. Very interesting and interactive experience. Worth the trip. Went with my sister when she visited fron essex and we really enjoye it.

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purplesmiler82
20 May 2018|
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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
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Helenlouise3
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Response from Landorhope | Reviewed this property |
Check the web site I have a yearly pass
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Chris P
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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.
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