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Welcome to Group Visits at STEAM​


At STEAM we pride ourselves in our award-winning customer service and our friendly team are here to welcome your group and ensure your visit is a success.

Our flexible approach allows you to choose from a standard group visit package (please see below) or we can tailor your package to suit the specific needs of your group. 
 
Please note that all group bookings need to be made at least two weeks in advance.
 
We offer introductory talks (bookable in advance and for an extra fee) that will help set the scene for your visitors and give them some wonderful insights into the GWR and its fascinating history.
 
With our own in-house catering and our Platform One Café, there are plenty of options to include booked refreshments - from cream teas to three course gala dinners. Or you can simply choose to drop into the Café at your convenience (subject to space availability).
 
We share Swindon's historic Churchward site with the acclaimed McArthurGlen Designer Outlet which is only two minutes' walk from the Museum and some groups love to combine this opportunity with a visit to STEAM!
 
To get the most from your STEAM Group Visit, we recommend you allow between two and three hours.  
 
We look forward to welcoming you soon and hope you'll find all the information you need within these pages.
 
If you do have a group visit query, please email our
Groups Co-ordinator with the subject 'Groups enquiry'
 
 
We also welcome school visits - please see our Learning section.

Our Standard STEAM Group Package for 15+ People Includes:

  •  Discounted admission price
  •  FREE admission for the group organiser and the coach driver
  •  FREE familiarisation visit at your convenience
  •  FREE LUNCH voucher for coach drivers in our Platform One Café
  •  FREE coach parking
  •  Coach drop-off and pick-up point outside the STEAM entrance 

Prices for Pre-booked Groups of 15 or More: 

 

Group Admission Price per Person
Museum Entry only
Museum Entry plus Highlights Tour
Entry, Highlights Tour plus Guidebook
Adult
£7.00
£9.50
£13.00
Child (16 yrs and under)
£5.00
£7.50
£11.00
Seniors
£5.50
£8.00
£11.50
 

 

Children Under 3: Free
 

How to Find Us

STEAM is located in the Rodbourne area of Swindon and is approximately 10-20 minutes' walk from Swindon Town Centre. We share the historic Churchward site with McArthurGlen Designer Outlet, Heelis (the National Trust HQ)and English Heritage.
 

Travelling by Rail

Swindon is easily reached via the London Paddington to Bristol line. STEAM is 10-20 minutes' walk from Swindon Railway Station.
 
Turn right outside the Station, stay on the right hand side pedestrian path and keep going until you come to a pedestrian sign that directs you through the GWR tunnel that connects to the Churchward site. Your route will pass English Heritage and Thomas Homes appartments, soon leading to STEAM Museum.
 

By Bus from Swindon Town Centre

Regular bus services run from Swindon Town Centre. Take number 1, 1a or number 8. Ask for the Designer Outlet.
 

Car Parking

Car parking is strictly at the nearby Swindon Designer Outlet Car Parks. Visitors can obtain a FREE parking ticket from the Outlet Centre Information Desk. Please ask staff at STEAM reception desk for more information.
 
Please click here to download the STEAM Car Parking Map.
 

Car Parking for Disabled Visitors

There is free car parking available at the front of the Museum for STEAM visitors who display a valid Blue Badge. The Museum does not accept liability for vehicles parked in front of the Museum. If you have a query regarding parking, please call STEAM on (01793) 466637.
 
 
For more details or to make a group booking for 15 people or more, please contact our Groups Co-ordinator on (01793) 466637or by email: steammuseum@swindon.gov.uk or use our contact form
 

 

 

 

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