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STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway

Kemble Drive, Swindon SN2 2TA, England
+44 01793 466646
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Ranked #2 of 29 Attractions in Swindon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Lydney
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I visited Steam for their annual model railway exhibition and what a great trip back in time as well as in miniature. Friendly helpful staff throughout , the museum its self is superbly laid out with some excellent exhibits. With the addition of a good number of model railway layouts , train stands and demonstrations it all made up for... More

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Slough,Berks
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12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Myself,8 yr old son & my Mum spent a Sun morning here on Aug 31st.We were spending the weekend in Swindon as a last break before my son went back to school. We got the bus from town bus station which took us to stop across the road from the outlet shopping centre and the museum was located outside at... More

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Gloucester
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46 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This place is simply fantastic. The museum is made up of a number of halls that display an element of the work that was done at the Swindon Works over the last 100 years or so. Most of the displays allow you to touch, pickup and really understand what was being done. Along with this there are a number of... More

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London
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38 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Lovely afternoon out for all ages. There are enough climb on or run around things for kids and certainly enough history of the GWR for adults. I loved the interactive engine driving bit and the signal box. Good value as well.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Any rail enthusiast should visit great for the children especially near Christmas as they put a fare on, nice cafe too.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

the museum feature the history part of swindon for the stream train that was built there and other work in the machine. a great place for people who like train, a place to take the kids for a day out. or a place to go for a break of going around the outlet village next store

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I was lucky enough to be invited to a wedding at STEAM. On arrival I was directed to the wedding area following signs to the allocated area. The surroundings and history were great and I even liked looking at the steam engines! The room the wedding/reception was held was very interesting and looked lovely. The food was great and staff... More

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Chepstow, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Absolutely fantastic venue for our daughter's Wedding Reception. We had guests from America and they were very impressed with The Museum and The Steam.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We went to the museum earlier in the year, when the children were at school and on a weekday when it was quieter. It was a really good few hours (although I've since been told by my husband that I went round too quick). It's well worth a visit and we'll definitely be going back.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Whilst not the cheapest museum you should be aware that there are often cheaper events which make the experience lighter on the pocket. This is an interesting experience which covers the Swindon railway works through accessible audio and visual experiences. At the time our youngest was 5 years old and got quickly bored unfortunately in the works history area but... More

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