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

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

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

Swindon’s STEAM Museum to reopen on 17 September

STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway has announced plans to reopen its doors to the public. The Swindon Borough Council-owned and operated museum will reopen its doors to the public this Thursday (17 Sep). Visitors will be requested to respect social distancing measures. Hand sanitiser will be available throughout the museum, and a… read more

Swindon’s STEAM Museum celebrates its 20th anniversary

Swindon’s iconic railway museum will celebrate its 20th anniversary this month. Staff at STEAM are marking this important milestone with a look back at the early days of the museum and some of its many highlights from the last two decades. The museum is currently closed due to COVID-19. When it re-opens, however, visitors will… read more

STEAM Museum launches 360° virtual tour

People with a passion for railway heritage can now enjoy the various displays and exhibitions from Swindon’s STEAM Museum from the comfort of their own homes during the ongoing coronavirus lockdown period. The Swindon Borough Council-owned museum, which is currently closed to the public, is offering free virtual 360-degree tours of its popular exhibits. Isambard… read more