Events on 28th Jul 2018

Events for 28th Jul 2018

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  • Free Family Archaeology Day

    • Date: 28th July 2018
    • Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Bath Road, Swindon SN1 4BA
    • Time: 11:00 - 15:00
    • Cost: Free

    Join us for a FREE day full of archaeological activities for all of you interested in what might be buried beneath our feet!

    There will be Archaeology talks (at 12noon, 1pm & 2pm) with our experts to celebrate the improvements to our Archaeology Gallery and for you to find out more about Swindon’s rich archaeological collection. The Wiltshire Conservation and Museum Advisory Service will be on hand to showcase the skills and techniques they use to take care of archaeological collections. Try out some new skills like using x-rays to see through years of mud and corrosion… You can also ‘get crafty’ with our free children’s workshop where you can make your own Roman Sword or spell your name out on a beaded Roman bracelet. Cotswold Archaeology will also be with us on the day to identify any small finds you have hidden at home. Bring along any interesting artefacts you’ve unearthed and our experts may be able to tell you what it is. And, if all of that wasn’t enough, Wessex Ulfolc, an early medieval reenactment group, will be with us, bringing history to life. And don’t forget, it’s all FREE! With thanks to the Wiltshire Conservation and Museum Advisory Service, Cotswold Archaeology and Wessex Ulfolc for their support.

  • Transport: Seven Swindon Stories

    • Date: 16th May 2018 - 1st September 2018
    • Every day
    • Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery Bath Road Swindon SN1 4BA
    • Time: 10:00 - 05:00
    • Cost: FREE

    Swindon has always been a town of making and moving. From canals and trams, through to trains, planes and cars, this is a town that’s always on the go.

    This exhibition explores Swindon’s transport history through seven stories. It’s not an encyclopaedic history of our transport in the town, but a look at some of the innovations, successes and tragedies that have changed the face of Swindon, including: The Golden Lion Bridge, and the Wilts and Berks Canal The Swindon Tram Disaster of 1906 Pressed Steel, and car manufacturing in Swindon The M4: The arrival of the motorway in 1970 It will also look at aeroplanes, submarines and the Old Town railway station!