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.

If you are using a Sat Nav, please enter ‘Kemble Drive’ for the North car park or ‘Penzance Drive’ for the West car park.

Please note the bus lane next to the West car park should NOT be used. Cameras are in use and fines will be issued by Swindon Borough Council.

  • FREE Parking with Standard Admission

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    You can get FREE PARKING with STEAM standard admission.

    You need to get a ticket from the Swindon Designer Outlet North or West Car Park and you can then later exchange it at the Designer Outlet Information Desk for a free parking pass after visiting STEAM. You will need to show your valid STEAM ticket for that day.

    Please ask at the STEAM’s Front Desk for details.

  • Special Event Weekend Parking

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    Please note, there is strictly NO FREE CAR PARKING FOR SPECIAL EVENTS, e.g. The Swindon Railway Festival, Great Western Brick Show and Christmas at STEAM.

    Please also be aware, road traffic around Kemble Drive and the Swindon Designer Outlet car parks can get very busy for the Great Western Brick Show and Christmas at STEAM events.

    Alternative car parks are at nearby Bristol Street* (SN1 5EQ) and the Brunel North (SN1 5AH) and West (SN1 5AN) multi-storey car parks in the town centre. These are approximately 10-20 minutes’ walk from the Museum. Visit our How to Find Us page for more details.

    *From Bristol Street car park, turn left and keep going until you come to a pedestrian sign directing you through the GWR tunnel and connects you to the Churchward site. Your route will pass English Heritage and Thomas Homes apartments, soon leading to STEAM Museum.

  • Parking for Disabled Visitors

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    There is FREE car parking available at the front of the Museum for STEAM visitors who display a valid Blue Badge. Please note, STEAM cannot accept liability for vehicles parked in front of the Museum.

    If you have a query regarding parking, please call us on (01793) 466637.

  • Coach Parking

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    There are six dedicated coach parking bays available at no cost for pre-booked groups.

    For more information, or to book a group visit, please call 01793 466637 or email

    Please note, all group bookings need to be made at least two weeks in advance.

  • Motorcycle Parking

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    Available at the Swindon Designer Outlet North car park.

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