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STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway

Fire Fly Avenue
Off Kemble Drive


01793 466637 / 466626/466646

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STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway, Swindon

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
2 adults + 1 child£20.00 per ticket
2 adults + 2 children£25.00 per ticket
2 adults + 3 children£30.00 per ticket
3-16yrs£6.00 per ticket
Adult£8.00 per ticket
Children under 3yrsFree
Senior Citizen£6.50 per ticket
Student£6.00 per ticket

Special discounts apply for groups of 15 or more.

Free admission to carers or helpers assisting a disabled visitor.

Season Ticket Prices
Adult: £16
Children 3 -16 yrs: £12 each
Senior: £13
Student: £12
Family (2 adults, 1 child): £30
Family (2 adults, 2 children): £35
Family (2 adults, 3 children): £40

Opening Times

Open All Year
2016 (1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016)

* STEAM is open every day of the week throughout the year (except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day).

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change



  • Accept Children over 7
  • Gift Shop

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - .

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest


  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - Automatic entrance doors. Low-level counters at the Ticket Desk, Shop and Cafe. Personal guiding scheme for unaccompanied disabled visitors (booking required). Free loan of wheelchair or motorised scooter.
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Induction loop system at the Ticket Desk. Subtitled video
  • Facilities for the Disabled
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Large print info panels, displays to touch, experience sounds,smells. Easy to read signage.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted - Guide, hearing and companion dogs welcome (dog bowls available)
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors - Free parking for disabled visitors is available within 25 metres of STEAM. Disabled visitors can be dropped off outside the museum entrance. There is level access to STEAM from all car parking areas. Please phone for details.
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors - Fully accessible toilets, fitted with call point

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking
  • Parking (charge) - No charge (show STEAM ticket)

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Approx length of visit - 02:30
  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 200
  • Min group size - 15
  • Special group rates
  • Switch accepted
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • Cater for groups
  • Conference facilities
  • Event venue
  • Licenced for civil marriages
  • Open all year
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • French printed material
  • German printed material

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Car:

Follow the brown tourist signs for the Outlet Centre, Great Western Heritage Area, or the ‘M’ for STEAM Museum sign.

STEAM can be found to the left of the Food Court entrance of the Outlet Centre.

STEAM can also be reached through the ‘at home’ section of the Outlet Centre.

Retain your admission ticket and claim free parking at the Outlet Centre car park.

Details are available when visitors buy their admission tickets at STEAM.

Public Transport Directions

By Train:

Walking from Swindon railway station – turn right outside the station and walk along Station Road towards Emlyn Square, staying on the right-hand side of the road.

Walk through the second underpass on the right (GWR tunnel) and up the ramp at the end.

Then follow the signposts to STEAM.

This is a 10 to 15 minute walk.


  • STEAM - Museum of Great Western Railway


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Recent Reviews:

  • observer2011
    Leeds, United Kingdom
    Living Memorial to the original Great Western Railway.
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 27th April 2016
    I travelled from London to Swindon specially to visit STEAM and was not disappointed. It's about a mile walk from the train station well signposted. You also have to walk through a long subway... Read full review
  • Roger G
    Swindon, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    An impressive and large museum showing the history of the Great Western Railway
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 26th April 2016
    A museum packed with artefacts and hands-on equipment that everyone can enjoy. As it is an engineering experience, one has to have an interest in making railway locomotives and carriages. But there... Read full review
  • Jacqueline B
    Swindon, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Interesting and fun
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 25th April 2016
    The Steam museum is an interesting and fun day out for the whole family. Our little ones enjoyed the interactive exhibits and tasks and we were fascinated by the history of the works in Swindon. A... Read full review

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