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STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway

Fire Fly Avenue, Swindon SN2 2EY, England
+44 1793 466646
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Pleasantly suprised

I visited here with my children and wasn't sure what to expect or how bored the children might be... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
joanne p
Swindon, United Kingdom
Just Love Steam Trains

We stopped here on the way home on a coach trip by the Outlet place so I was very pleased to be... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Fire Fly Avenue, Swindon SN2 2EY, England
+44 1793 466646
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I visited here with my children and wasn't sure what to expect or how bored the children might be just looking at old trains. We were pleasantly surprised there was soo much for the children to do in way of building, playing, puzzles. Going under...More

Thank joanne p
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped here on the way home on a coach trip by the Outlet place so I was very pleased to be able to go into the Museum. This was once a huge factory that made steam engines. It was fascinating and well thought out....More

Thank 864mel
Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent day all round. Impressive displays re the age of steam. Really good value. 10/10. The old steam engines & carriages are a delight to visit.

Thank David G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent place to visit if you are interested in trains and the making of all the components that goes with it. The way they have laid out this museum is brilliant as it tells you the history of exactly what went on in the Swindon...More

Thank dolphinWolverhampton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited 'STEAM' twice this year as our 3 YO loves it. There is plenty to see for all ages here, if you are a train buff or not and there are specific displays/toys for children to enjoy. The staff are very friendly and...More

Thank Lynne C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit with old and young. Lots of things to learn without being to dry and dull. Plenty for kids to play with along the way around and lots to see. My kids very happy to visit.

Thank theflameburns
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this very interesting a great look into the past, lots of informations and great exhibits, even signals to play with, not expensive as a senior with a £1 discount from a tourist info leaflet. and was told to take our ticket into the...More

Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was excellent chance to see trains of the past. There was a chance to operate the signals- very interesting. I think you could spend 1 - 2 hours depending on your interest in steam. There is also alot of artefacts in the adjoining shopping...More

Thank Wilsons70
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I seemed the website, firstly was charged 12.00 pounds entry and not 8.90 as advertised on website, secondly when asked at desk the man was damn right rude about it. The so called extra costing was for an exhibition which poor and totally waste of...More

Thank Kande11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my 3year old grandson and he found the museum very exciting. The displays are excellent and very interesting and entertaining. It takes you into a past time and describes it with great effect. Plenty of children's attractions and hands on toys to keep...More

Thank mckinnelljames
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Chris P
20 March 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.
2 March 2017|
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Response from Hellsbells305 | Reviewed this property |
They will open the gate outside Steam . Give them a ring. Reception are very helpful
Christopher C
25 April 2015|
Response from Robin W | Reviewed this property |
In July 2015, a consessionary cost us £6.80. According to the web site adult tickets are £8.50 and there are varoius family tickets available. Children (3-16) are chaged £6.30.