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Special Exhibitions

Special Exhibitions

*NEW* 1927 - Have I Got Old News for You 

Now until 31 December 2017

Please see 1927 - Have I Got Old News for You for details.


*NEW* King George V: A Locomotive Legend

8 April - 31 December 2017

Please see King George V: A Locomotive Legend for details.


*COMING SOON* Going to America

22 July - 31 December 

Please see Going to America for details.


Swindon: Then and Now - Special Photographic Exhibition

Now until 26 March

Swindon: Then and Now is an exciting new photographic exhibition to mark this milestone in Swindon’s history.

Visitors get to view a rich array of photographs from STEAM’s collection, alongside images from Swindon Museum & Art Gallery and the Swindon Local Studies Library. Many of the images are on public display for the first time.

STEAM has worked with local photographer, Peter Benson, to capture Swindon as it looks today. 

So why not join us for a real thought-provoking and conversation-starting tour of Swindon, past and present!  


Daniel Gooch - Life and Legacy 

Now until 9 July

his special exhibition celebrates 200 years since the birth of Sir Daniel Gooch who became GWR's first Locomotive Superintendent.

In 1840, Daniel Gooch wrote a letter to Isambard Kingdom Brunel, outlining why he thought Swindon was the ideal place to base the Great Western Railway’s engine repair facility. A year later, GWR directors gave the go-ahead for the now, world famous, Swindon Works.

Visitors get to explore the fascinating life and work of this remarkable engineer as they discover a variety of objects, documents and photographs.

The exhibition includes items on loan from the National Railway Museum and National Achive as well as exhibits from the STEAM Collection.


Entry to all special exhibitons is free with standard STEAM admission and to STEAM Season Ticket Holders.




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