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Swindon museum and art gallery, Swindon

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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4/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web
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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  • A great little place that my daughter and I visit frequently...some amazing art and history bits...A real life mummy and of course the crocodile!! Used to visit the croc as a kid and now do it with my...  read more »
  • The crocodile sculpture steals the show in this museum plus the other bits in the nature gallery. There's also lots to see about the town as well. 
  • Although the museum is modest in size and not flashily presented, there is plenty to see here for both children and adults. Roman and Egyptian bits and bobs for the children and some local history. Th...  read more »
  • 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).
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