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STEAM - Museum of the GWR

5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)
  • Swindon
  • Indoor
  • Ages 0-12
  • Museums and Art Galleries, Railway and Transport Attractions

Attraction Information

STEAM is a great day out for the whole family!

Follow the incredible story of the GWR through lots of imaginative displays and plenty of hands-on exhibits. Build a bridge and shunt wagons.

Have a go at putting a locomotive together. Take a ride on the train-driving simulator.

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Opening hours

Monday to Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 16:00


General Admission
Adults (15+) from £9.35
Kids (3-15) from £6.95
Family from £16.30

Travel & Contact Information


Fire Fly Avenue, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN2 2EY, England

Phone number

01793 466646



Click here to visit STEAM - Museum of the GWR's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

STEAM - Museum of the GWR has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

Yes, STEAM - Museum of the GWR is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

No, STEAM - Museum of the GWR have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

STEAM - Museum of the GWR has not told us if they are dog friendly.


Excellent museum 5 out of 5 stars

Recently visited with our 4 and 7 year old boys and had a great time. There are worksheets that the children can pick up at the front desk with questions and things to find relating to the exhibits, which kept both busy. The museum itself tells the story of the GWR works at Swindon, and includes full size stream engines alongside interactive exhibits and things for the children to do, such as building model bridges, pulling signal levers and pretending to drive a steam train. We finished our visit with lunch in the cafe, which was also very nice with a good selection of kids and adult meals. I liked the fact that lots of the staff seemed to be more mature ladies and gentlemen, who were unfailingly helpful and polite. Overall this place is definitely worth a visit if in the area; even if you have no particular interest in trains it's an interesting place. The only negative I can think of is finding the place! Following the steam museum signs on the road takes you to the outlet shopping car park, but from there we couldn't see any signs which showed you where to go once on foot. But we found it in the end and we're glad we did, as we had a lovely couple of hours exploring the museum.

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