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Coronavirus Update

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway remains temporarily closed while work is ongoing to make sure that our premises is COVID-secure. This closure includes our Platform One Café, online shop, plus schools and public events programmes. Please watch this space and follow us on Facebook for updates.

While STEAM is temporarily closed, we are developing new ways for you to explore and engage with our galleries and collections online.

Visit our new Museum From Home webpage to find out more. 

Thank you for your continued support.



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.

You'll meet life-like characters, including engineering genius, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. He created virtually every aspect of the GWR - from London Paddington to Bristol and beyond.

Housed in a beautifully restored railway building, you'll find us in the heart of the former Swindon Railway Works (right next to the Swindon Designer Outlet).

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We hope you'll find all the infomation you need for planning your trip on our website. If you do have any queries, please call the STEAM team on 01793 466637 or email us at