STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway, Swindon

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Learn the story of how Isambard Kingdom Brunel engineered the railway system linking London to western England and Wales at STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway. The museum includes a diverse set of interactive exhibits, including story-telling displays, recorded personal experiences, archival films, and original Great Western Railway locomotives on display. Experience first-hand the railways of the past with a train simulator, a vintage signal box, and old-fashioned slot machines. Check in advance about special exhibitions showcasing items from the museum's collection. The Platinum One Cafe offers a selection of meals, snacks, and beverages. Our Swindon day trip tool makes visiting STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway and other Swindon attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Museum is situated just by the outlet centre so you park in the same car park. The museum itself is very interesting with lots of displays of how the engines and coaches were made as well as many actu...  more »
  • Really enjoyed visit to Steam Museum. Plenty to see and do for Grandma and Grandson age 3 who loved being able to climb into some of the engines. Will definitely visit again.  more »
  • I had lived in Swindon about 5 years before visiting Steam. I wish i had gone a lot sooner. Really interesting few hours spent reading about the history of steam in the local area. Recommended and rig...  more »
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  • I did travel with their Bristol local service multiple times everyday for about two years, absolutely dreadful experience, always fewer cars than necessary minimum, almost always late, lots of trains cancelled, cars smell of puke and the service is super expensive. Friendly staff and stations in decent condition.
  • Great trains. Always fast, brilliant staff
  • Deplorable company. Incredibly high prices for a terrible service
  • They were supposed to send me a cheque in July 2017 as compensation for a two-hour delay (case reference GWRR171002BPJC). As of today—January 1st, 2018—they have failed to do so, despite my numerous complaints, and repeated assurances on their part that the cheque was forthcoming.
  • Great Western line is a national embarrassment. Rusty Trains from the 70's. Can't rely on them getting you anywhere on time. Sky high fares. Where has the money gone all these years?
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