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8. STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway

Top 10 ten places to visit in South West England - Salisbury and Wiltshire

STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway is housed in a beautifully restored Grade 2 listed railway building in the heart of the former Swindon railway works.

The Museum tells the story of the men and women who built, operated and travelled on the Great Western Railway - 'God’s Wonderful Railway' - a railway network that, through the pioneering vision and genius of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, was regarded as the most advanced in the world.

The story is brought to life with videos, mixing rare archive film footage with the stories of ex-railway workers and hands-on exhibits and interactive displays, famous locomotives and GWR memorabilia. The museum is peopled by character figures life-cast from Swindon people, many of them former railway workers.

STEAM is a fascinating journey for all the family, through the life and times of the GWR.

STEAM Address:   
STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway
Kemble Drive
England, UK

STEAM Opening Times:
Daily throughout the year, 10.00 am to 5.00 pm, last admission at 4.30 pm.
Steam closes at 3.00 pm on 24th December.
Closed on 25th and 26th December, and 1st January.

STEAM Admission:
Adult £6.40
Children aged 5 to 16 years £4.25
Children under 5 years Free
Senior Citizens and Students £4.25
Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £17.00
Family ticket (2 adults and 3 children) £20.20
Special discounts apply for groups of 15 or more

Season Tickets
A STEAM Season Ticket offers unlimited visits for individuals and families for one year. Please see the STEAM website for details.

First Great Western
If you travel to Swindon on First Great Western, you can get a 20% discount on normal admission prices by buying your admission ticket at the same time you buy your FGW rail travel ticket. For more information please visit the First Great Western website.
T  +44 (0)1793 466 646

F  +44 (0)1793 466 615

W  STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway

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