Getting Here

STEAM is located in the Rodbourne area of Swindon. If you walk to STEAM from the Swindon Railway Station, Town Centre or Bus Station, it is likely to take you 10 – 20 minutes depending on your pace.

The Museum shares the historic Churchward site with McArthurGlen Swindon Designer Outlet, Heelis (National Trust HQ), English Heritage, Historic England and the National Monuments and Records Centre.

STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway
Fire Fly Avenue (off Kemble Drive)

  • By Road

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    From the M4, take junction 16. For all directions, follow the brown tourist signs for ‘Designer Outlet’ or the ‘M’ for museum signs (towards the town centre and Rodbourne).

    Please see car parking for more information.

  • By Rail

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    London Paddington to Bristol line. Turn right outside the Railway Station and follow the pedestrian path until you come to the GWR tunnel (on the right) which is signposted to STEAM. Your route will pass English Heritage and residential apartments, soon leading to STEAM.

    For train times and to purchase tickets, please visit:

  • By Bus

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    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.

    From Swindon Town Centre, bus numbers 1, 1A, 5, 10, 19, 22, 53, 54 and 55 stop close to STEAM – ask the bus driver for the Designer Outlet.

    For details of buses, times and routes, please use the Swindon Travel Choices Journey Planner.

  • By Taxi

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    Taxis are available from Swindon Railway and Bus Stations.

  • By Bike

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    There are cycle routes that will take you to STEAM. For details, please use the Swindon Travel Choices Cycle Map.

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