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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  • July 23, 2017
    the Lie of the Land is a small exhibition of important 20th century landscape Art ,some really interesting works.Really worth a visit . before we left i noticed the portrait therapy exhibition. portra...  more »
  • May 25, 2017
    The gallery is small but contains one of the most important public collections of modern British art in the country. Artists including Lucian Freud, David Bomberg, Gwen John, Alfred Wallis and LS Lowr...  more »
  • March 25, 2017
    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 »
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  • I'd love for this museum to be bigger and better as i think Swindon could really benefit from investment in a new museum/art gallery. As it is, it's quite small but a has a few interesting exhibits including a real Egyptian mummy. It's free and good for 30 - 45 mins if you are in the area. Not something you would travel for but definitely worth a quick look.
  • Has the second largest collection of contemporary British art in the world but unfortunately they don't have the space to display it. They change what they have on display so it is worth popping in every once in a while.
  • Hadn't been here for more than 20 years wasn't as good as before as a lot of the exhibits had changed and didn't have as much information as before
  • Definitely worth a visit, lots to see
  • Fabulous 20th century art collection

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