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Plan a Visit

Plan a Visit

Following government guidelines on indoor attractions, the Museum remains closed to the public. We are continuing to review the government roadmap and we will provide an update as soon as we are able to. Please watch this space and follow us on Facebook for updates.

We’re pleased to confirm that the STEAM Shop will be re-opening from Monday 12th April for railway-inspired gifts, quality clothing and more.

The STEAM Shop opening times are: Monday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm (closed Sundays and Bank Holidays).

You can also visit the STEAM Online Shop here.

Visit our new Museum From Home webpage to explore our galleries and collections online.

Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to welcoming you back to STEAM!


Explore the rich history of the Great Western Railway and hear about the extraordinary things achieved by ordinary men and women during the Railway Revolution.

You'll meet life-like characters, including engineering genius, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. He created virtually every aspect of the GWR - from London Paddington to Bristol and beyond.

Housed in a beautifully restored railway building, you'll find us in the heart of the former Swindon Railway Works (right next to the Swindon Designer Outlet).

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We hope you'll find all the infomation you need for planning your trip on our website. If you do have any queries, please call the STEAM team on 01793 466637 or email us at