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Learn the story of how Isambard Kingdom Brunel engineered the railway system linking London to western England and Wales at STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway. The museum includes a diverse set of interactive exhibits, including story-telling displays, recorded personal experiences, archival films, and original Great Western Railway locomotives on display. Experience first-hand the railways of the past with a train simulator, a vintage signal box, and old-fashioned slot machines. Check in advance about special exhibitions showcasing items from the museum's collection. The Platinum One Cafe offers a selection of meals, snacks, and beverages. Our Swindon day trip tool makes visiting STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway and other Swindon attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway reviews
Last visited 30 years ago, and what a change! An absolutely fascinating walk through time of the GWR. Very well laid out and immensely informative, with interactive activities - got quite good and...
Last visited 30 years ago, and what a change! An absolutely fascinating walk through time of the GWR. Very well laid out and immensely informative, with interactive activities - got quite good and... more »
Visiting this museum was a highlight of our trip to swindon if unsure just give it a go and you wont regret it
Visiting this museum was a highlight of our trip to swindon if unsure just give it a go and you wont regret it more »
Took my young daughter and we had an excellent day out. The staff were incredibly helpful and super friendly too. We done the additional activity of semaphore, codes etc. Great little cafe too. All facilities were clean, especially the toilets. Take some change there are some old style amusement arcade machines in the STEAM. Would highly recommend a visit, learnt loads going there with my daughter and a fun day out. Plus a great little gift shop in the reception area.
One of the best Railway Museums Iv been to. What sets it apart is how family-friendly it is. Loads of opportunities for children to actually experience what it was like to operate trains during this time. The exhibition and displays are also fascinating and the informative videos they have are really good. They are also very COVID-friendly and the toilets are super clean.
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