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Events for 14th Dec 2019

Meet the Railway Workers

Date: 30th November 2019 - 14th December 2019

Every fortnight

Location: STEAM Museum, Fire Fly Avenue
01793 466646
Email enquiries:

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

14 December


Whatever your age, our friendly team of volunteers will add to the STEAM experience as you tour the Museum.

They will welcome you aboard three famous locomotives:

Climb aboard No. 3717 City of Truro, No. 6000 King George V and No. 4073 Caerphilly Castle. Plus, see the footplate of No. 2818!

You'll get to find out how the controls worked on these great engines.

Expect to hear some fascinating anecdotes of what it was like to be a GWR engine driver, fireman or labourer; or an engineer, craftsman or office worker at one of the 'Shops' inside GWR's Swindon Works.

Our volunteers are happy to help with any questions you may have about the GWR locomotives and artefacts we have on display at STEAM. 

This great experience is free with standard admission and to STEAM Season Ticket holders. Purchase online tickets here, or pay on the day.

Look out for our occasional Saturday tours of the Museum too!  
We look forward to welcoming you soon! 

Dates and Times: 


December 14, 28


January 11, 25

February 8, 22

March 7, 21

April 4, 18

May 2, 16, 30

June 13, 27

July 11, 25

August 8, 22

September 5, 19

October 3, 17, 31

November 14

December 12

Find out what inspires our terrific 'Meet the Railway Workers' volunteers by visiting our 'Meet the Railway Workers' Blog

Cost: Included with admission and free to STEAM Season Ticket holders.

HST Nameplate Display

Date: 18th July 2019 - 31st December 2019

Every day

Location: STEAM Museum, Fire Fly Avenue
01793 466646
Email enquiries:

Time: 10:00 - 17:00

Until December

After over 40 years in service GWR's fleet of the iconic HST trains are no longer operating intercity services from London Paddington having been replaced with a fleet of 93 new Intercity Express Trains. Over the years of service they have carried names of people and organisations from the cities, towns and communties they serve. 

Steam - Museum of the Great Western Railway is delighted to be hosting a unique exhibition of nameplates which have been carried by Great Western Railway's iconic high-speed trains. The HST Nameplate Display will be available to view until 31 December 2019.

Find out more about the history of naming locomotives in our Object of the Month blog.

Cost: Included with standard admission.