STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway is housed in a beautifully restored Grade II listed railway building in the heart of the former Swindon railway works. Located right next to Swindon's Designer Outlet, the Museum tells the story of the men and women who built, operated and travelled on the Great Western Railway. See famous locomotives, ‘drive’ the train simulator and even work the signals in the interactive GWR signal box!
Trade Product Information and Experiences:
Free Introductory Welcome Group Talk (10-15 minutes) – suitable for groups who wish to self-guide but would like to have a brief talk on the background and history of the museum at the start of their visit.
Highlights Tour: A one-hour tour of the Museum, focusing on the highlights of the STEAM collection. Learn about the history of Swindon Works and discover some of the stories of the workers. Tours are available for a minimum of 15 and maximum of 25 people, although for larger groups multiple tours can be arranged. Pre-booking essential.
Name of trade contact: Jade Walker
Trade email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Trade Tel: +44 (0) 1793 466637
Opening Dates: Open Daily (excluding 24, 25, 26 December) from 10am (Mon – Sat) and 11am (Sun).
Trade Prices – Group/FIT rates (as of 2020) Prices may be subject to an increase for 2021:
Museum Entry - Adult £8.50; Senior (65+) £6.70; Child (3 - 15yrs) £6.15
Museum Entry plus Highlights Tour - Adult £12.20; Senior £10.40; Child £9.80
Min group size: 15 pax
Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
Coach Parking: Free coach parking is located just outside the museum. For full details on parking please visit website.
Suitable for Education / Corporate / Incentive visits: Yes.
Please enquire about the Discovery Sessions on offer for school groups, which include the Victorian era and World War Two.
Corporate visits are popular with a range of spaces available to hire. These include large event halls and a large theatre-style room with its own break-out area, plus smart GWR themed boardrooms - ideal for both occasional and regular meetings. Day and evening events available from business breakfasts through to evening gala dinners, parties and concerts. Special event catering also available.
Please note that all group bookings need to be made at least two weeks in advance. Group Visit for 15+ people includes:
• Short Welcome talk for all groups
• Discounted Museum admission
• Free admission for group organiser and coach driver
• Free meal and drink for coach driver up to the value of £10
• Free coach parking
• Coach drop off and pick up point outside Museum entrance
Group Refreshments - Platform One Café inside the Museum offers a wide range of delicious meals and snacks. The Café is upstairs and accessible from the Museum reception area, including a visitor lift).
Map & Directions
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
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.
|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 do check their website in good time before you visit for any updates regarding opening times. http://www.steam-museum.org.uk/Pages/Home.aspx