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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 26 attractions in Swindon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Lucknow, India
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Swindon sleeps early ! Life Moves here in his own relaxed pace & this museum compliment with a prime nature & living pattern of this city.

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Stoke Poges, United Kingdom
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56 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I had visited here a few years ago when it had first opened. If anything it has improved a bit since then. I found the museum to be well laid out and the route map provided was very helpful. Especially enjoyable was the steam loco simulator where you can "drive" at the simplified controls as the floor below you vibrates... More

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Odense, Denmark
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Nice exhibitions, great staff. Everybody learned something and had fun. on hands stuff communicates well with children. And bravo for remembering the female train builders and workers in the exhibition! Also really liked how they incorporated stories from the workers into the exhibition. Very well made!

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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My visit to the steam museum in the company of two severely disabled gents.was made so very enjoyable how the place was laid out and at no time were we unable to take part in. Thee activities in each department.so I hope more people will not be apprehensive in this very enjoyable place

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Having never been to STEAM in all the years we've lived in Swindon, we finally went with our 4 yr old twins in April. They had such a great time (as did we) that we converted our ticket into an annual pass. Today, the weather was absolutely awful and the twins needed to get out, I thought we could kill... More

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London, UK
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155 reviews 155 reviews
40 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

'I have been meaning ti visit Steam since it opened but have only just got round to it. The concept is attractive of a museum exploring the history of the old railway company that has perhaps the greatest resonance in the minds of rail enthusiasts on part of the site of it's great railway and engine works. The exhibits, ranging... More

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Wiltshire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Visited recently for the "n"th time with grandchildren. Particularly impressed with the way it is set out with educational play areas along the route. The children can climb on the steam engines, experience the feeling of a steam engine in motion and even walk underneath one of the more famous engines. For the older person there is plenty to experience... More

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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271 helpful votes 271 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We have visited literally hundreds of Galleries, Museums and Attractions and this has to be the worst signed we have ever seen. You end up in a dead end looking at a series of buildings that were once clearly the railway works. Some are marked National Trust or National Heritage and one is Marked Steam, nothing else, just Steam. There... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Would certainly recommend the STEAM Museum as a great place to visit for all ages. It provides a detailed history of the Great Western Railway and offers a number of interactive attractions that make the experience both interesting and educational.

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Wroughton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I visited the Steam museum when it first opened & found it very interesting with lots to see & interact with. On Friday I went back for a 30th birthday ball hosted by my employer, we had to walk from the entrance through these amazing exhibits of steam trains to a large room where the event took place. There was... More

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