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Mellisa Tofte


STEAM is the leading museum in the country dedicated to the history of the Great Western Railway.  We hold a collection of over 400,000 objects, which include locomotives and rolling stock, photographs and archives, fine art and textiles and everything in between! 

The majority of items in the collection have been donated to STEAM (and the former Swindon Railway Museum) over the last 50 years.  These items have come from members of the public, railway organisations and other museums. 




A large majority of our items are on display in the main exhibition areas, but we do hold items in store, especially our archive material and photographs.

All objects and material in our collection is made accessible to the public where possible.