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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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Kept all of us interested and entertained

Very good visit and kept the kids, both teenager and 5 year old entertained. Definitely worth a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
newmyj17
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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Entertaining

A very informative place to visit with a broad range of classic railway items. Visited as part of a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Dave H
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Bristol
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Fire Fly Avenue, Swindon SN2 2EY, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very good visit and kept the kids, both teenager and 5 year old entertained. Definitely worth a visit! They have the penny mangle at the end of the tour so make sure to have a pound and a penny on you if you collect those....More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A very informative place to visit with a broad range of classic railway items. Visited as part of a business event, which we were well catered for and enjoyed.

Thank Dave H
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great place for steam train enthusiasts. And anyone visiting Swindon .Outlet village next door ,plenty of bargains.

Thank tkelly1950
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I recommend the museum highly! Both my son and my father in law loves trains and this day out made both very happy. Full of facts and history for both children and adults to enjoy. Also, restaurants and shopping places near by - great for...More

Thank mag1234da
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here for a dinner ahead of a conference. I would not have chosen it as a day out, but will be back with the kids. it is a fascinating look at how rail changed the world, and the staff are friendly and well...More

Thank Janeinplymouth
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The steam engines were as impressive as ever but the promised special exhibition of GWR posters was missing. It is advertised as such on their website, which you can look up to see why I was misled. . In the museum there was a special...More

Thank mariannevictoria2014
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STEAM M, PR and Marketing Officer at STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Marianne, we are so sorry to hear you were disappointed regarding our special exhibition of GWR posters at STEAM. 'The Art of Publicity' exhibition opened in January this year and runs until 31 December. It is a fairly small exhibition within the Museum's 'Speed...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here having lived in Swindon for 8 years and wanted something to do on a Sunday morning. Great for all the family lots of interesting things to see and do. Well worth the visit.

Thank Matt G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The steam museum is about a 15 minute walk from Swindon railway station. The entry price is £9.35 for an adult below the age of 65, reductions for O.A.P.s. Ther history of Swindon is the history of the railway museum. There is a painting showing...More

Thank Desmond C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided to visit as we had one of our grandchildren for the week. He absolutely loved climbing on and off of the trains. The simulator was good fun and he enjoyed moving the signals. But he wasn't interested in the history.... Maybe he was too...More

Thank LMI1
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great day out here with our little grandson. He could run around and look at the exhibits and he loved it. The food area was good and very child friendly.

Thank sandrablawrence2018
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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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