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STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great hands-on museum next to outlet centre

Superb museum a few yards form the Swindon Outlet Centre, perfect to escape from whilst other... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Graham C
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
How Steam trains were made

First to say when you go in please keep your ticket as when you then go to the designer outlet you... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Camberley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Superb museum a few yards form the Swindon Outlet Centre, perfect to escape from whilst other members of the family are shopping next door... very interesting displays about how steam engines were made and lots of hands-on activites for the kids to try including a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Graham C
Reviewed 3 days ago

First to say when you go in please keep your ticket as when you then go to the designer outlet you can take your car park ticket and by showing your entrance receipt from the museum at the outlet centre information desk they will give...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I was only vaguely aware that there was a railway museum in Swindon, but as I had a couple of hours to kill awaiting a train, I decided to have a look. Bizarrely it is quite confusing to get to on foot. You follow a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Huochemi
Reviewed 1 week ago

Utterly fascinating but boring at the same time. My children ended up running off because the place was too big, and not enough checkpoints for single parents such as myself. I did find my seven pumpkins in the end (one had found his way on...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank karenhasthekids
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here today, and it's an interesting look at one of the key centres of rail history of Britain. It was nice to see this isn't just a collection of trains. Interesting as they are, theres all the other GWR stuff here, signaling, the hotel...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank EvilSpud
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on a very cold January day. Although have been before a few years ago there was new things to see. The museum puts into context some of the historical buildings in the area , and is an interesting account of the GWR. We...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mr-Howie-2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After getting over the sharp intake of breath at having to pay quite so much to get in (the NRM and Locomotion are both bigger and free after all), we have to say we really enjoyed this railway museum. It’s not just about locomotives and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Wheresmebus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think I most certainly visited on the wrong day as the museum was awash with school children, their teachers and helpers. Not cheap to enter so would have thought that you would be able to access all the exhibits, but no. A large number...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Robarke
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As part of a year 5 topic on Isambard Kingdom Brunel, we visited the STEAM museum today. The museum provided an educational and engaging hands on experience for the children with very accommodating and knowledgeable staff. A fantastic day out for families and an enriching...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Horkana
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

in the late 50's i was a train spotter so a visit Took !e back to the time of steam. my granddaughter had a great time climbing trains.and looking at living history. Well worth.a.visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
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May 20, 2018|
Response from Buddapies | Reviewed this property |
Hi You have to use the Designer Outlet Car park to visit the STEAM Museum. And I am afraid I do not remember if there were height restriction barriers. I have tried to Google for you but cannot find the information for... More
October 22, 2017|
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Response from Landorhope | Reviewed this property |
Check the web site I have a yearly pass
Chris P
March 20, 2017|
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Response from Edna P | Reviewed this property |
Hi, only just seen your question, yes there are disabled parking spaces and also wheelchairs available.