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Swindon Railway Festival 2017

When: Saturday 09 September 2017 12:00 AM - Sunday 10 September 2017 05:00 PM

Join us for the the biggest GWR event in the UK as we celebrate the 90th Birthday of King George V and all things railway!

Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September, 10am to 5pm


THIS IS THE PLACE where you'll see some of the finest model railways in the UK!

These spectacular model railway layouts are displayed longside STEAM's permanent exhibits and locomotives so you can experience intricate model railway scenes alongside the real thing!

Model railways on display are uniquely designed and built by railway groups and enthusiasts.

Don't miss our fascinating modelling demonstrations too. Weather you're a keen modeller or a beginner wanting to get started, you're sure to find out all you need.


      • 24 gigantic model railways, including nine brand new layouts!
      • Children's interactive model railways
      • Live steam display by Hatch Heritage & Steam Engineers
      • GWR Swindon Works Hooter
      • Three new special exhibitions, celebrating KGV's 90th Birthday
      • Over 30 trade stands and exhibitors
      • Inspirational modelling demos
      • BBQ, Real Ale Bar and Café




 Trade stands inside the Museum will be stocked with model railway items, railway art, railway books and memorabilia for all your railway bargains.
Our super knowledgeable and friendly team of STEAM volunteers will be at hand to answer your questions. You'll also get invited onto the footplate of No. 6000 King George V and No. 4073 Caerphilly Castle!
Test your 'signalman' skills in our GWR Signal Box and get a special GWR certificate!

To keep you refreshed, there's a Real Ale Bar plus Festival Barbecue (with seating) in our Festival Marquee, as well as STEAM's own Platform One Café where you can relax and choose from a fine menu of hot and cold snacks.

Railway Festival Admission Prices

Adult: £12

Senior (over 65): £9.00

Child (3-15 yrs): £8.00

Student: (ID required): £8.00

Family tickets: £28.00 (2 adults, 1 child); £32.00 (2 adults, 2 children)


Please visit Swindon Tickets to purchase tickets.



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Great Western Railway

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