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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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Ken palin

Very enjoyable visit good value with lots to digest about what has happened in the past.staff helpful and good visual displays .Must be visited if in the area

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Very enjoyable visit good value with lots to digest about what has happened in the past.staff helpful and good visual displays .Must be visited if in the area

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I have wanted to visit Steam ever since our daughter told us that you could walk under a Castle Class loco, and we were able to combine this visit with one to the Cotswolds Water Park. The exhibits do not cover an enormous area so it is fairly easy to see everything and appreciate what is on display. Practically every... More 

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Usk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

They built steam engines in these Great Western Railway shops until the end of the steam era. The Caephilly Castle, power for the world's fastest steam train, a massive beauty on display for upclose viewing, including the service pit under the engine. Only downside was public announcements echoed so badly that it was hard to understand announcements.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great for kids and the family. Good account of the industry in swindon. Look out for the Hooter, its was a large part of Swindon life, I used to wake up to as a kid and miss the sound of it, it was great.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We arrived very early.the staff were very friendly and helpful and informative. Everyone enjoyed a couple of hours we were here. Would have liked a larger shop for trinkets etc. Plenty of history here that interested the 'little kids & Big kids'.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

An excellent museum which gives you a real feel for 'The Works'; the exhibition on the First World War was fascinating - the Audio/Visual presentations absorbing. Definitely the top Railway Museum that I have ever visited and it certainly demands a return visit. I even had to wait for my wife as she was so absorbed - a definite first!!

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We went to the outlet village for shopping and dinner. We had spare time so decided to go to the Steam Museum. I am not a train spotter or anorak by any means but the history of the great western railway is really cool. Rule Britannia!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is a great museum with lots of information and displays which make you feel as if you are in The Works. The archive films are very good as are the displays; obviously no health and safety regulations in the days when the factory was working at full steam I had great fun in the signal box as well as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

No matter what age you are STEAM is a place to visit. It gives you not just locomotives but also social history. You can combine the visit with one to the Outlet village next door as well so you can get a better feel as to what the true magnificence of the Great Western Railway was like. The museum cannot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

The hospital where I work engaged The steam Museum for a Staff Excellence meal and dance. Great atmosphere with the railway memorabilia close by especially some of the famous trains built in the Railway Works. Lots of room for four hundred people. I can understand why people visit to review an important part of Swindon 's history. Take a look... 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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