Special guests confirmed for STEAM’s new Film and Comic Con

A brilliant line-up of special guests have now been confirmed for Swindon’s Stars of Time Comic Con, which will take place at STEAM later this month. The fifth Doctor Who, Peter Davison, and his companion Janet Fielding, Bond girls Madeline Smith (Miss Caruso, Live and Let Die) and Valerie Leon (The Spy Who Loved Me… read more

The big GWR event of the year is back this September! 🚂

This year’s event will be held in memory of Owen Rees Gibbon, who along with his brother John, was instrumental in helping to organise the festival and attracted the best model railway layouts and demonstrators to the Swindon show over the last 21 years. More than 20 high quality model railway layouts will be part… read more

Swindon Libraries Newsletter – May 2022

With the promise of warmer days and drier weather, we look forward to welcoming more of you back in to our libraries as we continue with our calendar of events: The Swindon Festival of Literature is currently underway, and with a few days remaining, there is still time to book tickets for a live event…. read more

Easter Holiday Activities at STEAM…🚂

Step into the story of the Great Western Railway this Easter! Electricity workshops, free family arts & crafts sessions and new special exhibitions are just some of the activities on offer over the Easter holidays! Please remember to book online in advance (including Season Ticket holders). Tickets are now available for visits up to 24… read more

Changes to Swindon Library Services

From today (5 July) there will be some changes to our services: Our opening hours are increasing, and our self-service machines will be available for customers to return books, as well as to issue their own reservations and Quick Choice selection. Your library card will be needed to use the machines. There will also be… read more

STEAM is ready to reopen

STEAM, Museum of the Great Western Railway, will be reopening its doors on Thursday, 27 May. Bookings are now open. All visitors and STEAM Season Ticket holders must purchase timed-tickets in advance via STEAM’s website. Here, you will also find lots of useful information to help you plan your visit. Please note, visitors over 11… read more

Update from Swindon Library & Information Service

As we continue our phased recovery out of lockdown, from Monday, 17 May we’ll reintroduce our quick choice browsing service and public computer access: Quick Choice allows library members to come in to our libraries and choose books from a selection of our stock. Sessions are limited to 30 minutes and you won’t need to… read more

Libraries Spring Into Action

Your library service continues its phased recovery as part of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown. From Monday, 12 April: You will be able to Click, Call & Collect, reserve and return books across all five core libraries: Central, Highworth, North, Park and West Swindon. Please check our website for opening hours for individual branches. The… read more