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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 #1 of 17 Attractions in Swindon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

if you like trains - tick If you like gwr - tick If your partner prefers shopping - tick its on the site of the outlet village Been there 6 times this year combining shopping with trains

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Swindon
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15 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I was born in Swindon and my boyhood memories of steam engines are still quite vivid. Unfortunately the railworks in Swindon closed down many years ago. We visited STEAM with our grand children and had a really good time. The exhibits are well laid out and presented with lots of information and interactive stuff to keep every one interested.If you... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This place I have known for many years!! Having been born in Swindon, I remember seeing this place as a working railway works. The Museum has been in the old works for a while now - they have been amazingly sympathetic in trying to keep the works looking as it did as I remember it as a child. I remember... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
38 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Then you might want to visit the steam museum. The kids "younger" will love it. Lots to see and touch. Our kids were amazed at the size of the trains. A great place to visit.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We had a lovely visit to the steam museum this weekend and by co incidence it was also the Christmas fair. The two combined was an excellent idea and added extra interest and festivities to a really interesting place. We will definitely visit again. I particularly liked the fact that the designer outlet was now making use of the other... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Swindon's Steam Museum is dedicated to the Great Western Railway, as Swindon was of course the home of GWR. The museum is adjacent to the designer outlet village, built within the old railway works. Car parking is across the road and on normal days your parking ticket will be exchanged for a free one. On special events - more about... More 

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romford
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Stopped for two hours at Swindon outlet for two hours on way home to Essex. Who wants shopping when the steam museum beckons and in one of swindons historic railway buildings. Very well set out and descriptive with the addition,of course, of some steam engines. Fascinating reading even for my wife of how the railway worked, especially during war years.... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We took our children at a young age and I have also visited several times for corporate events. Parking is plentiful given the nearby Retail Outlet which uses much of the original architecture and machinery so is worth a visit in its own right. The museum has a fine collection of locomotives and associated memorabilia and plenty of space for... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Excellent for someone who likes trains and for someone who likes a bit of shopping (Outlet Village is just opposite).

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Swindon, England, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Not on the scale of York but, size is not everything. A must for the Rail enthusiast and server by excellent communications links.

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