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Welcome to STEAM Museum – A First Class Day Out

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway is housed in a beautifully restored Grade II listed railway building in the heart of the former Swindon railway works. Located right next to Swindon's Designer Outlet, the Museum tells the story of the men and women who built, operated and travelled on the Great Western Railway. See famous locomotives, ‘drive’ our train simulator and even work the signals in our interactive GWR signal box!

Please see the Museum's Bag Policy 

*Early closure of the Museum*
Please note, STEAM will be closing early on the following dates:
Friday 5 October, closing at 2pm (last admission 1pm)
Friday 30 November, closing at 2pm (last admission 1pm)

These early closures are to allow for the setting up of STEAM's key weekend events (Great Western Brick Show and Christmas at STEAM). We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.



STEAM - Museum of the
Great Western Railway

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