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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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Spent a really enjoyable couple of hours here - it happened to coincide with volunteers spending... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Paignton, United Kingdom
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It was great to go back in time and reminisce of the old days. Swindon being year's of a railway... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
george r
Swindon, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Fire Fly Avenue, Swindon SN2 2EY, England
+44 1793 466646
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Spent a really enjoyable couple of hours here - it happened to coincide with volunteers spending the day talking about their experiences of either working at the factory (if you can call 342 acres and 14,000 people a factory - more like a small town!)....More

Thank ekimdeew
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was great to go back in time and reminisce of the old days. Swindon being year's of a railway town has got this spot on. Plenty of people to ask if you have questions. One of my better experiences of visiting places

Thank george r
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fun couple of hours if you are interested in the heyday of the steam railways. The museum focusses on the manufacturing facility that produced trains, carriages and wagons for the Great Western Railway. TV presentations give you an indication of what the thousands of...More

Thank ASEAN-fan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum covers the history of the Great Western Railway. It takes you through the different parts of the works. There are plenty of activities for children of all ages

Thank Steven R
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband enjoys trains so he thoroughly enjoyed this museum. We went late in the afternoon and there was hardly anyone there. The exhibits are well done. The museum is a 5 minute walk from the Designer Outlet

Thank Christine L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum told a great story of not only the Swindon Works, but of the evolution of Rail. My grandfather used to work for a railroad, and this visit really brought to life the place and time when steam engines thrived. There are so many...More

1  Thank Rhonda Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is well worth a visit, everything is very well laid out & there is plenty of room to stand back and admire these wonderful engines. You will also find plenty of information on all the displays, they give a good idea as to how...More

Thank 341trevorc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plenty to see and do. Loved the experience of being on the footplate of a steam train. Absolutely fascinating history of the British Railway and how we made everything. Its a shame we dont make all the components of our trains anymore. Shocked to see...More

Thank thepadders
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My elderly father enjoyed his experience, reliving some time as a signalman in an operational signal box. Quite a few hands on exhibits for children. Teenagers weren't keen to start its but quite enjoyed exploring the carriages and walking underneath an engine. Staff friendly and...More

Thank 859mark
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great museum where you can climb onto the engines and carriages, you can even work the old points levers (with supervised help). My grandson was so wrapped up in it when was 'driving' an engine he thought the people's on the line would be run...More

Thank albiestone
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Chris P
is thereany disabled parking spaces
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.
Is there any blue badge parking ?
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
Christopher C
how much does cost to get in.
25 April 2015|
Response from Robin W | Reviewed this property |
In July 2015, a consessionary cost us £6.80. According to the web site adult tickets are £8.50 and there are varoius family tickets available. Children (3-16) are chaged £6.30.