From SBC: an update for housing tenants.

Notice of decision made: Tenants’ contents insurance The Council intends to stop offering council tenants the opportunity to pay for contents insurance as part of their weekly rent from 1 April 2024. The current contract with Aon will end on 31 March 2024. Following this decision, the Council will promote to tenants the importance of… read more

Swindon Libraries & Information Service August Newsletter

“Our biggest children’s event, the Summer Reading Challenge, has launched and we’re delighted that so many children have already signed up! It runs until Saturday 9 September, so there is still plenty of time to register and collect a free activity pack. However stocks are limited, so call in and see us soon so you don’t… read more

Children can visit STEAM for just £1 this summer!

Up to four children (aged 3 – 15yrs) can visit STEAM for £1 each between 22 July and 4 September when accompanied by a full-paying adult. Under 3s go FREE! Please see this STEAM museum page for details.

Stars of Time Comic Con returns to Swindon’s STEAM Museum this summer

  Celebrities from the big and small screen will once again descend on Swindon as the Stars of Time Comic Con returns to STEAM in June. On Saturday 24th June, fans of Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Marvel, Star Wars and many more will have the opportunity to meet and experience different aspects of their favourite… read more

Experience Christmas at STEAM this December!

        Saturday, 3 December and Sunday, 4 December 2022 10:00am – 5:00pm Following last year’s sell-out event, Christmas at STEAM will be returning in three weeks’ time for more festive magic! Browse over 50 artisan market stalls set amidst STEAM’s award-winning museum displays and iconic GWR locomotives. £3.50 for adults and £1… read more

The Swindon Railway Festival returns to STEAM on Saturday, 10 and Sunday, 11 September 2022, 10am – 5pm!

Experience the amazing detail of 23 of the UK’s finest model railway layouts that will be uniquely displayed alongside iconic Swindon-built locomotives. You’ll also see live steam as Hatch Heritage & Stem Engineers display a selection of their vintage traction engines, plus new special exhibitions, unique trade stands and modelling demos. This year’s event will be held… read more

Swindon’s Great Western Brick Show celebrates 20 years at STEAM

One of Swindon’s most popular events will celebrate its 20th anniversary at STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway with a special tribute to the town’s railway heritage. The Great Western Brick Show returns to the Swindon Borough Council-owned museum on Saturday, 1 and Sunday, 2 October. Set alongside iconic GWR locomotives and historic… read more

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