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Sunday, January 2, 2011

STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway

STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway is housed in a restored Grade II railway building near the centre of the former Swindon railway works. STEAM celebrates the story of the men and women who built, operated and travelled on the Great Western Railway. STEAM opened to the public on 14 June 2000.

Steam Museum of the Great Western Railway
Visitors to STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway can view reproductions of the factory floor where locomotives and railway cars were constructed or maintained (see below).

Steam Museum of the Great Western Railway

Visitors to STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway can also view a selection of locomotives and railway cars (see below) including railway cars from Queen Victoria's royal train.

Steam Museum of the Great Western Railway

STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway pays homage to Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859), the great Victorian engineer, who built the Great Western railway (see below).

Steam Museum of the Great Western Railway

STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway is located adjacent to Swindon Designer outlet which is just a few miles from junction 16 of the M4 motorway. Visitors to STEAM may also want to visit the nearby Swindon Designer Outlet and Avebury Stone Circle.

STEAM
Kemble Drive
Swindon
SN2 2TA
Tel: 01793 466646

Steam Museum of the Great Western Railway Map

© 2010 John Westby

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