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Plan a Visit

Opening Times

Open Daily*

Monday to Saturday 10.00am to 5.00pm (last admission 4.00pm)

Sunday 11.00am to 4.00pm (last admission 3.00pm) 

STEAM has a very busy school programme. Please be aware that there will be school children on organised visits to the Museum every week day during school term time. Most schools visit us between 10am and 2pm.

Please do check this website in good time before you visit for any updates regarding opening times.

To get the most enjoyment from your experience at STEAM, we recommend you allow approximately two hours for your visit. ​


Platform One Café 

Monday to Saturday 10.00am to 4.00pm

Sunday 11.00am to 3.45pm  

STEAM Shop Opening Times

The STEAM Shop inside the Museum is open every day:

Monday to Saturday 10.00am to 5.00pm

Sunday 11.00am to 4.00pm

You'll find a wide range of high quality GWR themed gifts - from souvenirs, railway books and pocket money items, to exclusive and limited edition railway models.

To view the STEAM Online Shop please click here


STEAM Bespoke Photo Gifts