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STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway

Fire Fly Avenue, Swindon SN2 2EY, England
+44 1793 466646
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Great place to take the kids

Kids loved it - interesting and well kept - great staff who are very knowledgeable. I don't know... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
A must see when visiting Swindon the capital of the Great Western Railway

The steam Museum at Swindon is a must see, it is located just off the town centre & is a must see... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Calne, United Kingdom
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Fire Fly Avenue, Swindon SN2 2EY, England
+44 1793 466646
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Kids loved it - interesting and well kept - great staff who are very knowledgeable. I don't know much about trains but was impressed by the scales of the trains that they have and how accessible they are. Kids can touch and climb safely and...More

Thank Croods1
Reviewed 4 days ago

The steam Museum at Swindon is a must see, it is located just off the town centre & is a must see for all railway enthusiasts, as this is the site of the old GWR railway works etc. The museum is disabled friendly with clear...More

Thank Sidawat
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is ideal for train buffs and those of us who don't enjoy looking at steam engines. The story is related through tableaux which make it more interesting. It is suitable for all ages.

Thank mouseHerts
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is well laid out with a lot of information about the development of the GWR. The train exhibits are wonderful. Well worth going.

Thank Malcolm J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the number one rated attraction in Swindon I find it difficult to believe that the signage is almost non-existent. Once I did manage to find a sign it turned out to be pointing the wrong way, but as it was leaning against a wall...More

Thank tilly_ken01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very informative and well laid out. You will need about 2 and a half hours to do it justice. Access is easy with a mainly flat floor. Not expensive..

Thank gilding1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here last weekend and it was beyond brilliant. The nearby parking is only a couple pounds but is actually free if you visit the steam museum. We spent nearly 4 hours here. The museum is well laid out, spacious and genuinely interesting. There was...More

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We left my husband here today while we visited the shopping outlet next door! He loved it and I must admit - I’m keen to go back and enjoy the museum as well. But we met him for lunch at the Cafe and was pleasantly...More

Thank cariad6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am local and even I have to think hard about how to get here. I note many other reviewers have trouble finding the place. Better signage please for cars and pedestrians. That said the museum is spacious and covers a lot of topics with...More

Thank daneellard
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found myself at a loose-end in Wiltshire over the weekend. I have an interest in Steam and Engineering so STEAM seemed the perfect choice. I was not disappointed in the least. The museum is well laid out and to see the progression from the...More

Thank Iain H
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22 October 2017|
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Response from Landorhope | Reviewed this property |
Check the web site I have a yearly pass
Chris P
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.
2 March 2017|
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Response from Hellsbells305 | Reviewed this property |
They will open the gate outside Steam . Give them a ring. Reception are very helpful