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Museum from Home

While STEAM is temporarily closed, we are finding new ways to share the history of the Great Western Railway and our collection with you. We will be adding new content and activities to this page over the coming weeks, so please do watch this space...

Virtual Tour

STEAM's displays and exhibitions can now be enjoyed from home. Take a free 360-degree virtual tour of the museum below. Look out for exclusive content including original film footage, interactive games, and quizzes as you make your way around our galleries.

Click here to open the virtual tour in a new window.

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Museum Trails

Be a detective and see if you can work out the answers to our family-friendly detective trails. Now available on our free virtual tour.

You can print out the Detective Trail question and answer sheets below or view the trails directly from the STEAM virtual tour.

Detective Trail: Caerphilly Castle. Download the answers here.

Detective Trail: Isambard Kingdom BrunelDownload the answers here.

Detective Trail: SignallingDownload the answers here.

Detective Trail: Great Western GoodsDownload the answers here.

Detective Trail: Travelling on the Great WesternDownload the answers here.

Detective Trail: Speed to the West. Download the answers here.

 

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Online Collections

Explore STEAM’s Digital Picture Library

Browse over 1500 historic images relating to the Great Western Railway and British Railways (Western Region).  These images cover a wide range of subjects including industrial engineering and social history, country views and people, as well as locomotives, trains and rolling stock.

Browse online here.

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Museum Videos

Over the coming weeks, we will be featuring short talks and highlights from our collection. Visit STEAM's YouTube channel here or follow us on Facebook to see updates.

 


 

Object of the Month Blog

Discover fascinating stories behind some of the objects within our collection on STEAM's Blog.

 

Summer Holiday Activities

Week 1: Cotton Reel Challenge

Week 2: The Japanese Art of Hapa-Zome

Home-learning Activities

Steam Power

Brunel's Bridges

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Colouring Pages

Want to relax with something that reminds you of STEAM? Well, look no further...

Download, print and colour in our free colouring pages and share on social media. Tag STEAM in your creations (Facebook and Instagram @steammuseum, Twitter @STEAM_Museum) for a chance to be featured on our channels.

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PDF - best for printing

Download 'North Star and Isambard Kingdom Brunel' 

Download 'No. 2818'

Download 'STEAM's 1930s Station Platform'

Download 'City of Truro'

 

JPG - best for digital colouring

Download 'North Star and Isambard Kingdom Brunel' 

Download 'No. 2818'

Download 'STEAM's 1930s Station Platform'

Download 'City of Truro'

 

Memory Games

Challenge yourself with our new STEAM Matching Pairs Games. See how fast you can match objects from our collection.

Play the STEAM Memory Game

Play the Brunel Memory Game

Play Not Just the Railways Memory Game

Play GWR Holidays Memory Game

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Jigsaw Puzzles

Enjoy jigsaw puzzles inspired by our collection.

King George V Online Puzzle

Cheltenham Flyer Online Puzzle

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Word Searches

Download STEAM's printable word searches below.

Brunel’s Bridge Word Search

Brunel’s Stations Word Search