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Swindon museum and art gallery

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Very interesting free local museum - lots to keep the kids entertained!

Having lived in Swindon for over a decade, i'm ashamed to say this was our first trip to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Swindon, United Kingdom
Great little museum

Free to enter. Small but spread over 3 floors. Lots of information regarding local history and some... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Miss T
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Bath Rd, Swindon, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Thank Miss T
Reviewed June 12, 2018

Enjoy visiting this museum. Various events and change of exhibitions available. Information published on face book. Good for all ages.

Thank krysiab36
Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank 362butterboy
Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

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. There...More

Thank European-Bookworm
Reviewed January 6, 2018

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!

Thank C P
Reviewed November 23, 2017

Free and interesting,small but well worth a visit. On 3 levels so a tad difficult but not impossible. Friendly staff,I went on Tuesday morning so it was quiet and of course free!

Thank gilding1
Reviewed September 8, 2017

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

2  Thank Geoffrey F
Reviewed September 4, 2017

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

Thank 654GregP654
Reviewed July 23, 2017

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

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