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STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway

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Address: Kemble Drive, Swindon SN2 2TA, England
Phone Number: +44 01793 466646
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Lovely old steam trains and plenty of information, fascinates most people ! Great for young and old the size and engineering of the trains is a wonder.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Lovely old steam trains and plenty of information, fascinates most people ! Great for young and old the size and engineering of the trains is a wonder.

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Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

A great place to stop. Staff incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about trains. An amazing museum, full of fascinating exhibits. There's a shop and a cafe, although we found the cafe quite pricey - £2 for a bottle of fizzy pop!

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Hungerford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Have been here many times, and its always good to spend a few hours here. I have two boys, and typically we all love steam trains!

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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The museum is situated alongside a shopping mall so caters for most tastes. The museum itself tells the story of the works, taking you through with film archive and workers accounts and the building of and maintenance of steam locomotives. There are various engines, trucks and carriages to examine and a station with a couple of trains in.there is averygood... More 

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Ilford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The Steam museum of the Great Western Railway provides a fascinating experience of the local railway industry in the old days. Great exhibits are on display, all with detailed explanation. You can even get onboard some of the finest carriages. The best bit for me was the Cheltenham Flyer, once the World's Fastest Train.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Always a pleasure to visit. Lots to see and hear! Great feeling, you are there in the factory before Health and Safety reared its ugly head.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I went to the STEAM Museum as part of a day trip to Swindon from Longleat Centre Parcs with my fiancée and two friends, also a couple. The girls went to the impressive shopping centre next door, which also has a steam engine inside, and me and my friend went to the museum. After paying a quite cheap ticket (in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Loved it! Beautiful engines, fascinating information about them, could have spent hours there, took lots of pictures. Plenty to keep children interested, and good cafe.

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Whilst visiting Swindon recently I had chance to visit STEAM it is the steam railway museum in Swindon on the Mcarthur Glen outlet site. It is very nice set out really well and full of very interesting facts about the Great Western railway. With actual steam engines on display. I would recommend a visit.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A must visit place for all who want to experience the sights & sounds of a bygone era. The museum will appeal to old & young alike, as well as male & female. (If any folk in your party wants some retail therapy there are Designer Outlets just a short walk away). The Museum is well laid out & visitors... More 

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Address: Kemble Drive, Swindon SN2 2TA, England
Phone Number: +44 01793 466646
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Swindon

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