Venue Hire to accommodate up to 750 people

Our dynamic and versatile spaces are ideal for meetings, conferences, special occasions, weddings and parties.


To make a booking or for more information contact us:

01793 466613

Rooms and spaces

Our spaces range from large event halls and a large theatre-style room with its own break-out area, to smart GWR themed boardrooms – ideal for both occasional and regular meetings. We run day and evening events – from business breakfasts through to evening gala dinners, weddings, parties and concerts.

Max capacity: 750

Great Western Hall

Originally the old '20 Shop' of Swindon Works, Great Western Hall simply oozes history and character! This very spacious hall accommodates up to 750 guests.

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Max capacity: 300

Hawksworth Hall

Hawksworth Hall combines character, elegance and great versatility. The hall is light and airy and can be dressed to deliver a simply stunning venue for your event.

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Max capacity: 100

Sir Daniel Gooch Theatre

Situated on the top floor of the Museum, the Sir Daniel Gooch Theatre seats up to 100 delegates theatre-style.

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Max capacity: 12

Castle Boardroom

This traditional-style meeting room is located on the Museum’s first floor and combines GWR architecture with modern-day facilities.

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Max capacity: 10

Dean Boardroom

Have your meeting sat around a spacious, genuine, 100 year old GWR boardroom table. Complete with GWR chairs, The Dean Boardroom will seat up to 10 delegates.

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Max capacity: 6

Ticket Office

The Ticket Office is a cost effective solution for meetings, interviews and 1 to 1 coaching sessions.

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Max capacity: 200

Station Platform

Our reconstructed 1930s GWR Station Platform is a wonderful location for an event outside Museum opening hours.

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Max capacity: 200

Caerphilly Castle Hall

A spectacular setting for a formal evening dinner or drinks and canapés reception alongside the magnificent GWR express locomotive, Caerphilly Castle.

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Max capacity: 75

Brunel Area

Perfect for a small drinks and canapés reception before connecting to one of STEAM’s many other impressive destinations.

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From revitalising refreshments and delicious buffet lunches, to stylish canapés and prestigious evening meals – we’ve got it covered!

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The main and closest car parking for STEAM is located at the Swindon Designer Outlet North and West Car Parks which are just five minutes’ walk from the Museum.

Please note, there is strictly NO FREE CAR PARKING FOR  EVENTS.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • On the Day of the Visit

Will there be a first aider on site?

Yes. There is always a first aider on site when STEAM is open to the public.

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