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Great Western Brick Show 2018

When: Saturday 06 October 2018 12:00 AM - Sunday 07 October 2018 05:00 PM

Step into the world of your imagination at the 2018 Great Western Brick Show...

6 and 7 October 2018, 10am - 5pm

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Experience large and extremely large LEGO® models, inventions and displays as you've never seen them before!

This LEGO® extravaganza is a great day out for families and all who enjoy the wonderful world of these famous toy bricks. 

Show Highlights  

  • Unique models made exclusively for the show!
  • Classic LEGO® model train layouts, with steam and diesel locos, scenery, bridges and stations
  • Interactive building
  • Exciting LEGO® robot wars tournaments
  • LEGO® Shop - with trade stands for your brick bargains, accessories and exclusive products
  • Brick Café – to keep you refreshed in first class style!


LEGO® Robot Wars Tournament Times

Choose a time to watch the action!

Get yourselves to the STEAM Station Platform at:

11:00 hours

13:00 hours

15:00 hours


Show Visitor Guide and Update

Our downloadable guide includes a map of the displays plus any show updates. You can view or download the show guide here:  

Great Western Brick Show Welcome Guide


If you've not been to the Great Western Brick Show before, take a look at this fab video of a previous show...


Show Admission Prices

Adult (15+yrs)
Child (3-15 yrs)
Family (1 adult, 1 child
Family (1 adult, 2 children)
Family (1 adult, 3 children)
Family (2 adults, 1 child)
Family (2 adults, 2 children)
Family (2 adults, 3 children)
Under 3s



How to Find Us

Free Park and Ride Service
A free Park and Ride service will be running on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October from Wroughton Park and Ride (SN1 4RW) to Kemble Drive on a regular frequency.


The first service will depart from Wroughton Park and Ride at 9am on Saturday (6 Oct) and Sunday (7 Oct) and will arrive at STEAM at 9:15am. It will then depart from STEAM at 9:20am, arriving back in Wroughton at 9:35am. The service will then set off from Wroughton at 20 minute intervals throughout the day (except at 11am, 12noon, 1pm and 3pm when there will be a 40 minute interval) until 6:40pm, when it makes its last trip to Kemble Drive.

A temporary bus stop will be based on Kemble Drive to alight and await for the return bus (please see image below).



Please refer to the map below for details of how to find the Wroughton Park and Ride site(SN1 4RW) from Junction 15, M4.

Public Transport

Regular bus services provided by Swindon Bus Company and Stagecoach West run from Swindon Town Centre. There are many bus stops within a short walk of STEAM. For full details please click here.


Car parking for STEAM special events is in the Swindon Designer Outlet North and West car parks. Please note there is no free parking for STEAM special events. There is strictly no car parking outside of the Museum except for Blue Badge holders.
To find the North car park using a Sat Nav, please enter 'Kemble Drive'.
For the West car park, it's 'Penzance Drive'. Please be aware, the Swindon Designer West Car Park (accessible via Penzance Drive) is likely to be a little less busy than the North Car Park on Kemble Drive.
Please note the bus lane next to the West Car Park should NOT be used. Cameras are in use and fines will be issued by Swindon Borough Council to any car drivers using the bus lane.  
To enter the West Car Park avoiding the bus lane, please use the postcode 'SN5 7JL'.
Designer Outlet car park fees:
£1 for 0-5hours, £12 for 5-12 hours or free if you spend over £100 at the Designer Outlet!

Important: Planning your Journey and Car Parking

Please be aware that road traffic around Kemble Drive and the Swindon Designer Outlet car parks can get very busy at weekends, especially when there is a special event happening. We advise you allow plenty of time for parking as there may be traffic queues for these car parks.

Thank you.









Alternative car parking
Alternative car parking is available at the nearby Bristol Street car park (postcode: SN1 5EQ) which is a 5-10 minute walk). Walk left outside the car park and keep going until you come to a pedestrian sign directing you through the GWR tunnel that connects to the Churchward site. Your route will pass English Heritage and Thomas Homes apartments, soon leading to STEAM Museum.
Nearby car parks also include the Brunel North and West multi-storey car parks, located just 10 minutes walk from STEAM.
We hope this information helps you plan your journey and look forward to welcoming you to one of the best model brick shows in the UK.

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