STEAM - Museum of the
Great Western Railway
Fire Fly Avenue,
Wiltshire SN2 2EY
This iconic museum is housed in a beautifully restored Grade II listed railway building which was part of the old Swindon Works of the Great Western Railway. The Swindon works was one of the largest in the world and could turn out three locomotives per week.
The museum tells the story of the men and women who built, operated and travelled on the Great Western Railway - often referred to as 'God's Wonderful Railway'.
Here, visitors can see static exhibits ranging from the wonderful GWR engines and rolling stock, as well as reconstructions of local platforms, signal boxes, workshop and many interactive displays to amuse adults and children. Visitors can climb on board the locomotives and get a driver's view of the controls. Even the Signal Box is accessible and hands on.
This museum is a perfect tribute to the genius of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the brains and power behind the Great Western Railway.
For those who would like to some of the GWR engines in full passenger carrying steam, we suggest a short drive to the Swindon & Cricklade Railway or even to the Didcot Railway Centre, just south of Oxford.
Plan Your Visit
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Daily: 10:00 to 17:00 except 24, 25 and 26 December and 1 January.
Web: GWR Museum/ Tickets
Contact & Further Informantion
+44 (0) 1793 466 646
Quite detailed directions are included at:
Google Map - Steam - Museum of GWR