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STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Good, but difficult to find.

After getting over the sharp intake of breath at having to pay quite so much to get in (the NRM and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Wheresmebus
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Nantwich, United Kingdom
School Visit

As part of a year 5 topic on Isambard Kingdom Brunel, we visited the STEAM museum today. The museum... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Horkana
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fascinating insight into the workings of the GWR in the halcyon days of customer service, trains running on time and the journey being the adventure. It's a good day out and useful foil from the outlet centre next door.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Marcus G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For hubbys birthday he wanted to visit STEAM museum so as a family we made the trip. He thoroughly enjoyed his time there and it was very interesting to hear about some of the things that went on by the volunteers who one of them I believed worked at the works. It is well worth a visit if you are interested in steam trains

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 13 December 2018 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
1  Thank RobertFGCarter
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Reviewed 10 December 2018

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 was so enthusiastic and knowledgable as he conducted us around the Highlights Tour. We all felt that we would have liked the tour to be longer as there is so much to see in this well organised and most interesting museum. I will go again and spend at least a couple of hours enjoying all the exhibits and especially the magnificent GWR steam engines.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank David528764
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Reviewed 2 December 2018

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
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