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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 

Important: Special Events Car Parking
If you are visiting for a weekend special event at STEAM, please be aware, road traffic around Kemble Drive and the Swindon Designer Outlet car parks can get very busy. 
Alternative car parks are at nearby Bristol Street (SN1 5EQ) and the Brunel North (SN1 5AH) and West (SN1 5AN) multi-storey car parks. For more travel advice, please click here: How to Find Us.
We advise you allow plenty of time for your journey. Thank you.
*Early closure of the Museum*
Please note, STEAM will be closing early on the following date:
Friday 30 November, closing at 2pm (last admission 1pm)

This early closure is to allow for the setting up of Christmas at STEAM. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.



STEAM - Museum of the
Great Western Railway

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