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Swindon museum and art gallery, Swindon

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Art Museum
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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  • We had not been to the museum for many years and had a short visit before heading back to the office. The mix of art and artefacts is interesting and worth spending time to look around.  more »
  • Swindon Museum and Art Gallery at Apsley House, a listed building in the Old Town area. Small but many exhibitions including Archaelogy, Egyptology, Geology and local history. Crocodile sculptor, Ghar...  more »
  • BEAUTIFUL display, always...Very helpful staff, well informed about the paintings...excellent visit..  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).