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Events for 31st Mar 2019

Special Exhibition: 'Time on Trial'

Date: 14th January 2019 - 31st December 2019

Every day

Location: STEAM Museum, Fire Fly Avenue
Swindon
SN2 2EY
01793 466646
Email enquiries: steammuseum@swindon.gov.uk

Time: 10:00 - 17:00

Until December

Time on Trial

Dynamometer car interior, 1948

In 1910 a Great Western Railway Star Class engine entered into a race against a London and North Western Railway CompanyExperiment Class engine.  The competition was held to determine which was the best locomotive. This was the first officially recorded time trial between locomotives from different railway companies.

STEAM’s new exhibition Time on Trial takes a look at the exhilarating speed trials that took place between the GWR and other railway companies between 1910 and 1948.  Pride and reputation were at stake as the companies attempted to prove their locomotive building expertise.

Visitors will also find out about the first dynamometer car, built by the GWR in 1838 and used to record data from the official test runs.

A collection of stunning images and fascinating archive material from the STEAM collection are used to illustrate this story.

Cost: Included with STEAM admission and free to STEAM season ticket holders.

Wiltshire Residents Week

Date: 30th March 2019 - 7th April 2019

Every day

Location: STEAM Museum, Fire Fly Avenue
Swindon
SN2 2EY
01793 466646
Email enquiries: steammuseum@swindon.gov.uk

Time: 10:00 - 17:00

30 March - 7 April

To celebrate Wiltshire Residents Week, we are offering 2 for 1 admission to STEAM between Saturday 30, March and Sunday 7, April. * 

Explore the rich history of the Great Western Railway and hear about the extraordinary things achieved by ordinary men and women during the Railway Revolution.

The 2 for 1 offer is open to all local residents with the following post codes SP, SN, BA11, BA12, BA13, BA14 and BA15

To claim the offer, please download a ticket from the VisitWiltshire website.

*Terms and conditions

Offer valid for two people - one person pays the full adult admission ticket, and the second person goes free. 

Please bring your voucher, email confirmation and proof of Wiltshire residency with you on the day of your visit.

Open to all residents with the following post codes SP, SN, BA11, BA12, BA13, BA14 and BA15.

The 2 for 1 voucher will show as free when downloaded - payment of admission is to be made at STEAM.

Offer not valid on family tickets. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer.

Cost: 2 for 1 on STEAM admission.