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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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Me& my grandson

We have been coming here for 2 years and my grandson calls it special place. It s our place and we both still luv going here well worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We have been coming here for 2 years and my grandson calls it special place. It s our place and we both still luv going here well worth a visit.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I have been here numerous times with various ages of children and they always enjoy it. Lots of activities for them to interact with as well as lots of information for adults. A great attraction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Wonderful place to visit. Children will love the old steam trains . Interesting to see how the stations were run way back wheb!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Back to olden times at steam it was like we're went in a time machine!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We saw the old great western trains!!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Nothing at allll, very interesting day, old and new trains and a step back in time . Needs to be seen to be believed

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Was certainly well worth visiting, I wish I'd taken my camera with me as there was a lot to take photos of. I thought it would be a quick look round before we went to the outlet village but there was much more than bits of train to see ! The displays were all very good especially as all the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Not only was the museum excellent but one of the volunteers took us on to the footplate of an engine. He was full of information and great for enthusiasts and newbies alike.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Lifeless museum which feels more like a storage area in order to make way for the outlet village. Lots of exhibits but very little interaction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The sounds, smells and exhibits evoke real nostalgia in the history of this icon of the Great Western Railway. Well laid out, informative and terrific exhibits. A real Destination

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

A must for anyone intrested in trains & espically little boys that like trains!! Not only can a disabled person take in a carer for free this is one of the few places ive seen that have adult changing facilities. There things for young kids to colour, build & play with plus seats nearby for the adults - my only... More 

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