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Opening Times

We are Open Every Day - Throughout the Year!

STEAM is open* Monday - Sunday from 10.00am to  5.00pm.
Please note, from 2 April 2017 our Sunday opening times change to 11.00am - 4.00pm (special events still open 10.00am - 5.00pm).

* except 24, 25 and 26 December and 1 January; also for occasional essential maintenance so please do check this website close to the time of your visit.

Your Visit

We recommend you allow approximately two hours for your visit. 

Last Admission Times

Monday - Saturday: 4.00pm
Sunday: 3.00pm

Platform One Café 

Our Platform One Café  is open every day betweeen 10.00 am and 4.00 pm. From 2 April, the Sunday opening times will change to 11am to 3.45pm.


Here you can enjoy delicious freshly-made meals and snacks to keep your energy levels topped up throughout the day. 

STEAM Shop Opening Times

The STEAM Shop inside the Museum is open between 10.00 am and 5.00 pm every day.

You'll find a wide range of high quality GWR themed gifts - from souvenirs, railway books and pocket money items, to exclusive and limited edition railway models.

To view our STEAM Online Shop Online - please click here: STEAM Online Shop.

STEAM - Museum of the
Great Western Railway

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