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Swindon Museum and Art Gallery

The Swindon Museum and Art Gallery are housed together in a building in the Old Town area of Swindon.

Swindon's remarkable art collection now 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, for full details please see our Events Calendar.

​​Light levels in the art gallery are lower than usual during the Turner: Watercolours from the West exhibition to protect the works on paper from fading.

We hope this does not affect your visit.

Further Information 

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Swindon Museum and Art Gallery
Bath Road
Swindon
SN1 4BA  

Tel: 01793 466556 

Email: nwestern@swindon.gov.uk 

Opening Times

The Swindon Museum and Art Gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday from 11.00am to 3.00pm. During School Holidays, we will be open from 10.00am to 3.00pm.

We are open for school and group visits on Monday & Tuesdays and at other times by appointment. Please contact us on 01793 466556.

Late Opening

Thursday 27 November – To coincide with the Old Town Christmas Lights Switch On, the Museum and Art Gallery will be staying open until 6.30pm.

Thursday 4 December – The Museum and Art Gallery will be open until 7pm. Our Curator will be hosting a talk from 7pm – A Very Modern Christmas.  To find out more on this talk and how to purchase tickets, go to www.swindon.gov.uk/events/Pages/A-Very-Modern-Christmas.aspx or call 01793 466556.

Christmas Closing

Please note that there will be a staggered closure of the Museum and Art Gallery for Christmas.

  • The Art Gallery will be closed from Monday 15th December. There will be changeover of exhibition during this time and the Art Gallery will re-open on Wednesday 14 January.
  • The Museum will be closed from Monday 22nd December and re-open Wednesday 7th January 2015.

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