STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway

Fire Fly Avenue
Off Kemble Drive


01793 466637 / 466626/466646

Add STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway to your Itinerary

STEAM-Station Platform

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult 16+ years£10.80 per ticket
Children 3-15yrs£8.00 per ticket
Children under 3yrsFree
Concession: Senior Citizen£8.70 per ticket
Concession: Student£8.70 per ticket
Family: 1 adult + 2 children£24.40 per ticket
Family: 1 adult, 3 children£31.90 per ticket
Family: 2 adults + 1 child£26.80 per ticket
Family: 2 adults + 2 children£34.40 per ticket
Family: 2 adults + 3 children£40.40 per ticket

Free admission to carer or helpers assisting a disabled visitor

You can buy a standard admission ticket for one day or why not pay a little extra to receive a great value STEAM season ticket giving you unlimited entry to the Museum for a whole 12 months! (excluding special event days)

Opening Times

2021 (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

* STEAM Museum is open every day of the year (except 24 - 26 December):

Monday to Saturday 10.00am to 5.00pm (last admission 4.00pm)
Sunday 11.00am to 4.00pm (last admission 3.00pm)

Please remember to book your tickets online in advance through the STEAM website.

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



  • Gift Shop


  • 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

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

Key Features

  • Approx length of visit - 02:30
  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Max group size - 200
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

Parking & Transport

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

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Min group size - 15
  • Special group rates
  • Switch accepted
  • Visa accepted

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • French printed material
  • German printed material

Specialist Features

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

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - .

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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 - Reopening.



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    Recent Reviews:

    • Hospitalityrus
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Dreadful avoid go somewhere else
      1 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 11th May 2021
      Went to steam today in Swindon all I ended up doing is driving round and avoiding bus lanes there no signs at all and when you do find a car park it's 12 pounds to park all day as it's part of a... Read full review
    • Traceyknorn1
      Trip Type:
      A great day out.
      4 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 6th June 2021
      It was interesting and interactive. Being both fun and informative the only downside was the café being closed meant we had to go out for lunch and then return. Read full review
    • 268baileyt
      Nottingham, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Good value and larger than expected
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 8th June 2021
      We went on a quiet Monday and "booked" about 10 minutes in advance. Good and informative museum all about the history of Swindon, steam and the Great Western Railway. Bigger than anticipated with a... Read full review


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