Studio Ceramics
The Swindon Collection of Modern British Art

Find out more about Swindon's collection of Modern British Art

Studio Ceramics
Studio Ceramics

Swindon's Studio Ceramics Collection includes work from some of the most important and innovative British ceramicists

Swindon Museum and Art Gallery is currently closed.

Thank you for your continued support of Swindon Museum & Art Gallery.

We are working to reopen Swindon MAG at an alternative venue in Swindon town centre and we will have more news on this soon. We currently have a number of exhibitions and events at various venues.  We have a dedicated Facebook page where you can find out about these.


Artworks and heritage items from the Swindon MAG collections are accessible within the following Swindon venues:

STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway –

When all this was Fields

Featuring selected paintings from the Swindon Museum and Art Gallery collections, this exhibition shows Swindon before industrialisation; lost views of the countryside, now overtaken by urban expansion.

Open Monday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm (last admission 4pm), and Sunday: 11am – 4pm (last admission 3pm).

Civic Offices – 

Landscape and Longing

This exhibition explores relationships between human beings and nature, through collections from Swindon Museum and Art Gallery.  The exhibition showcases two paintings by Dee Ferris, presented through the Contemporary Art Society in January 2023.  Ferris’ artworks are accompanied by landscape paintings, studio ceramics and natural history specimens from the Museum’s collections.  Together, they consider how creativity and collecting reflect a human longing to connect with the natural world.

Venue: Civic Offices, Euclid Street, Swindon, SN1 2JH

Opening times: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm (closed on Bank Holidays)

Parking: Visitors may use the Civic Offices car park for a maximum of 30 minutes.  Several car parks are located within short walking distance from the venue. 


Find out more about the artworks on display with our new programme of lunchtime tours:

Friday 28 July - From Clay to Display: Ceramics and the Natural Sciences in Landscape and Longing

All talks will take place from 12-12.30pm at the Civic Offices, Euclid Street, Swindon SN1 2JH

Talks are free. Please book your place through Eventbrite.


Current Learning & Engagement Projects:

Where We Are… Programme – partnering with The British Museum, Prime Theatre and 15 young people aged 16-24, we are working on a co-produced arts and culture project which elevates the voices of young people in Swindon.

Youth Programme – a selection of opportunities for young people aged 16-25, from a Young Artist-in-Residence Programme to a Youth Collective – a chance for young people to help shape culture in Swindon.

Visit Swindon MAG social media for more information about these projects and our on-going schools programme.


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