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
Come and meet author Victoria Gosling, 7pm on Friday 1st December, in Wroughton Community Library. Victoria’s novel Bliss & Blunder is a modern-day retelling of the Arthurian legend, set in Wiltshire.
Find out what’s on offer at STEAM this Christmas, with events beginning from the 2nd December. STEAM Christmas Newsletter.
In this month’s update: Celebrating 15 years of Central Library opening Library closure updates (storm damage) Green libraries week Cost of living roadshow ..and more Read the October Library newsletter.
Please follow this link to see STEAM’s September 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
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.
Please click the link to see the Easter holiday acticities at the STEAM museum in Swindon. Easter holiday at STEAM museum
Please follow the link to access the February 2023 edition of Tenant Focus. Tenant Focus – February 2023
There’s a host of activities on offer at the STEAM museum in Swindon this half-term. Please follow the link to find out what’s on. February Half Term at STEAM!
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
A proposal to make it easier for residents to access council services will be discussed by Swindon Borough Council’s Cabinet tomorrow (7 Dec). As more residents choose to use online services, the Council is looking to take its Customer Services function out into the community rather than provide services in a single town centre venue…. read more
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 STEAM Museum and Swindon Museum & Art Gallery are hosting their first archaeological conference this November. The conference is being held in honour of Bernard Phillips who was a leading member of Swindon’s archaeological community, and heavily involved in the excavations of its most iconic sites. The conference is a packed programme provided by… read more
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
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
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
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
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
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