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

Christmas at STEAM

Saturday, 30 November and Sunday, 1 December 2019 from 10.00am to 5.00pm. Book your tickets with STEAM Bringing to you, the sights and sounds of Christmas… Enjoy plenty of sparkles as you step into a wonderland of over 50 artisan market stalls set amidst iconic GWR locomotives and incredible story-telling displays. The combination of a… read more

Swindon Railway Festival

The big GWR event of the year, celebrating all things railway… Step into the glorious world of model railways… This year’s event features: 27 model railways, including six brand new layouts across all scales Children’s interactive model railways Model railway tips and advice Live steam display by Hatch Heritage & Steam Engineers Heritage railway experts… read more

Summer Activities at STEAM

There’s plenty of action and exploration to be had at STEAM this summer! Children will love to follow our new Genius Trail, take part in a special family activity or create their own unique journey through our story-telling displays. Take a look at what’s on offer this Summer Holiday… For more information read the full… read more