STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway is housed in a beautifully restored Grade II railway building in the heart of the former Swindon railway works.
Situated right opposite the Swindon Designer Outlet, the museum tells the story of the men and women who built, operated and travelled on the Great Western Railway, often referred to by historians and railway fans as ‘God’s Wonderful Railway’. The pioneering vision and engineering genius of Isambard Kingdom Brunel led to the Great Western Railway network becoming regarded as the most advanced in the world.
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.
After your 1-hour guided highlights tour there is time to explore the museum and buy lunch or maybe pop to the designer outlet shopping centre to look for a bargain!
There is a refreshment stop on the outward journey at Sutton Scotney Services.