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Swindon museum and art gallery, Swindon

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Swindon's remarkable art collection has a reputation as one of the best of British 20th Century Art outside London. It was established by local benefactor, H J P Bomford, during 1944 from a generous donation of works.

Swindon Museum has displays of local history, archaeology and geology. The museum displays tell the story of Swindon's Jurassic past, its connections with the Roman Empire and the more recent social history of this thriving town.

Swindon Museum and Art Gallery have various events running throughout the year.
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  • BEAUTIFUL display, always...Very helpful staff, well informed about the paintings...excellent visit.. 
  • Went to see the art exhibition but unfortunately the galleries were closed. The museum tells the history of Swindon and displays the exhibits found in digs. 
  • Museum located in the old town of swindon. Completely free so good value. Cafe's nearby so worth popping in if you are in swindon. Limited opening, wed to saturday 11am till 3pm. Art Gallery has a col...  more »
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  • Amazing collection of Modern Art.
  • Some great features here, the highlight being the Swindon crocodile! Quite a bit to look at - Could easily fill a couple of hours here. Occasionally hard to navigate (we did a couple of rooms and THEN found the board explaining what the display was about, which was a little disorientating).