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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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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Great museum telling swindons railway history, a nice gift shop and cafe, but museum admission price a little expensive.

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Swindon, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

What a brilliant day out for all the family, particularly the grown-up children. Something for everyone. a good souvenir shop. It has a reasonable coffee shop and so handy to the outlet shops in the old railway works.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This is a great setting being in the original Swindon Railways works full of atmosphere capturing the building of God's Wonderful Railway and the locomotives and rolling stock built here. Lots of memorabilia and you can even experience what it felt like to drive a steam engine. For children and adults this is a fascinating glimpse of part of our... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I was very impressed with STEAM. Excellent displays and short video clips explaining each area. They were very intersting and informative, and just the right length so as not to get too much. The walk under a steam train was very interesting. The best museum I have ever been to.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We visited the Steam & railway festival on the 14th September 2014. For the railway enthusiasts a must to see.From the entrance to the finish is very informative and with the added railway exhibition just brilliant. Everybody you spoke to was very genuine about what they were doing and selling but not pushy.

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Swindon
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I've been here many times, the last time was in July on a Friday afternoon. The last school groups had gone home, and I had the place almost to myself! The museum is very well laid out and there's lots of interest to look at and photograph.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

my husband and I regularly visit NRM York so our expectations were high on this first visit to STEAM and they were all surpassed. We were greeted at the ticket point by a delightful gentleman whose father had worked in that very building - he was very welcoming and shared memories when he discovered we were a railway family. The... More

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Lydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

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
82 helpful votes 82 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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