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STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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A bit small, but enjoyable with helpful staff.

Having had 3 generations of my family work in the Swindon works we enjoyed our visit here. It is a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Clitheroe, United Kingdom
Great museum

You don't have to be a train enthusiast to enjoy this museum, the social history is interesting... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Karen G
Brackley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Having had 3 generations of my family work in the Swindon works we enjoyed our visit here. It is a bit on the small side compared with the National Railway Museum in York, but it concentrates on GWR which is fascinating. There is a good...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

You don't have to be a train enthusiast to enjoy this museum, the social history is interesting, the exhibits are well displayed, and there are a number of interactive items. The café is also very good,

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 6 days ago

A modern museum built on an historic site. Very high standard of exhibits. This is a railway museum that all the family will find interesting, not just railway enthusiasts. I had a good lunch there too.

Thank John P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great family day here. We really enjoyed talking to Ted who used to be a Fireman on steam engines until the 1960s. Well worth a visit and Platform One cafe does a nice lunch with very friendly and efficient staff.

2  Thank PositivelyBrum
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place on two levels with lift to upper conference rooms, ground level is museum which has a couple of ramps up to platform level Cafe only do drinks & light food, not meals

Thank Ruth K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good place to visit if you are interested in steam trains of the past. close to the designer centre which is good to visit at the same time

1  Thank paulrobinson1945
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very big display with lots of things for the younger children to do. We spent a couple of hours there with a toddler and he was content the whole time

1  Thank HazellC2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is well worth a visit. You don't have to be a trainspotter type, but if you are, you'll love it. It's also of interest to people with an interest in local history, British history, the industrial age, both world wars, transport, feminism, craftsmanship......More

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STEAM M, Owner at STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you very much for your Tripadvisor review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit, and we really appreciate you taking the time to also provide us with valuable feedback. Your helpful comments will help us to continually improve the museum for all...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very well laid out displays. Brought back memories, when trains & engines had character and travel was a experience to be looked forward to! unlike today's shambles.

1  Thank birgelen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

invited to a anniversary dinner for 60 at STEAM. Not sure what to expect. Well it was absolutely fantastic! The hospitality team rival any hotel or restaurant i've been to. Full three course meal served in the museum on the platform with the trains ....More

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20 May 2018|
Response from Buddapies | Reviewed this property |
Hi You have to use the Designer Outlet Car park to visit the STEAM Museum. And I am afraid I do not remember if there were height restriction barriers. I have tried to Google for you but cannot find the information for... More
22 October 2017|
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Response from Landorhope | Reviewed this property |
Check the web site I have a yearly pass
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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.