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Having lived in Swindon for over a decade, i'm ashamed to say this was our first trip to the Swindon museum.
Very well laid out interesting local Swindon museum, covering from the Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Romans, Medieval, Industrial up to the present...More
Free to enter. Small but spread over 3 floors. Lots of information regarding local history and some great art displays. Check their website as they regularly have hands on art events with drawing tables for the children etc. Wish it was bigger.
It was a wet day so my friend went shopping so that gave me all the time I needed to enjoy this excellent museum. Very educational displays and videos describing and demonstrating all the aspects of the mass production of steam locomotives, from smelting component...More
We passed an hour in here with the little one, learning all about Swindon’s history. There are rooms focused on the community, famous Swindonians, ancient Egypt (complete with its own mummy!), prehistoric Swindon (with lots of dino fossils and a huge gharial!) and art.
We visited the art gallery this afternoon. Spent about 45 minutes looking around this small bug well presented and cared for gallery. Useful information about the artwork, peaceful gallery and a lovely way to spend an hour or so. And it's free!
Swindon deserves a better museum than this bt no doubt money is the explanation. I believe plans are afoot to update and upgrade it and if this happens I shall revisit and report again
There are items of interest but not presented as well as...More
We went primarily to see some of the collection of modern british art, which we had heard was among the best in the country. As the result of some bequests and some very shrewd buying, the collection is now about 500 pieces. Sadly, fewer than...More
the Lie of the Land is a small exhibition of important 20th century landscape Art ,some really interesting works.Really worth a visit .
before we left i noticed the portrait therapy exhibition. portraits by Susan Carr and codesigned by the sitters fascinating and touching come...More