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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  • Visited Steam expecting a good collection of steam locomotives, but it was much more. Hundreds of items from the railways back in the day, and lots of informative exhibits and sounds. There's a simula...  more »
  • We where in Swindon today with daughter and to of the grandchildren our daughter suggested we go to the steam the history of the GET it was very interesting with lots of information about everything t...  more »
  • We visited on a Saturday and it wasn't too busy. Plenty of parking and free with validation. Fantastic museum full telling the story of the railway. Lots of trains and exhibits. Very friendly helpful ...  more »
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  • 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?
  • Our journey was a nice journey to London, trying to ask for support or questions on the train or through GWR has not been so good. One of the issues was access to wifi, I asked the question and they provided me with a standard answer which means that wifi is no good on their trains or their investment in technology has not worked. Their feedback also shows that GWR does not understand their technology or customers. I dont mind paying for a service if I get it, in this case I was not impressed. Feedback on GWR "Wi-Fi on our trains Thank you for your email. I’m sorry you couldn’t get the Wi-Fi to work on your journey from London Paddington to Cardiff Central. That must have been very annoying that you were unable to use your phone during your journey. We’re always looking for ways to improve our Wi-Fi. But unfortunately the problem goes beyond our trains. I’ve explained a bit about it below for you. Why you can’t always get online We know internet access is important to our customers, particularly on long journeys. That’s why, in the last few years, we’ve invested a lot of money in installing Wi-Fi. By the end of 2015, we’ll have it on all of our trains."
  • Good.I actually got told which trains I could return by yesterday with a day saver ticket. Had been sitting for 1 hour+ prior to this.
  • Trains are always late between Newbury and London. It's a joke, but there's always some excuse they'll they give you. "It's a signalling error" "There's a broken down train" "Icy weather" At the end of the day their services are consistently late. On a good day expect a 10 to 15 minute delay.
  • Don't offer wifi if it doesn't work.

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