EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED

ARTS & CULTURE
DAY OUT IN
SWINDON

Swindon is rich in both arts and culture. From theatrical events and award-winning museums to independent galleries and exhibitions, Swindon always has something to offer.

WYVERN THEATRE

Swindon’s premium theatre has played host to the top names of dance, comedy, drama and music. The 635-seat auditorium has two bars – one for pre-show food.

ARTS CENTRE

A hidden gem, Swindon Arts Centre is a 212-seat entertainment venue located in the heart of Old Town on Devizes Road.

STEAM MUSEUM

Discover how the GWR become known as God’s Wonderful Railway. A must see for all railway enthusiasts and non-railway enthusiasts alike, located on the site of the world famous railway works the museum houses a fantastic collection of some of the greatest steam locomotives ever built. There is plenty for all ages to see and do at this South West Business & Community Leisure & Tourism Award winner.

LYDIARD HOUSE
& PARK

This Palladian house and grounds were once a great country estate and the ancestral home of the Viscounts Bolingbroke. Take the opportunity to wander through the elegant state rooms which still contain the original family furnishings, portraits and ornate plasterwork.

MUSEUM OF COMPUTING

The Museum of Computing is dedicated to preserving and displaying examples of early computers and It was the first United Kingdom museum exclusively dedicated to the history of computing.

CENTRAL LIBRARY & LOCAL STUDIES

The main central library in Regent Circus is home to the visitor information centre where you can find free leaflets about places to visit and things to do. There are books on local history, maps, and souvenirs. Staff are on hand to help you make the most of your visit to Swindon from advice on public transport to theatre, entertainment and events listings. There is also a library shop which sells lovely unique gifts and books. The library also hosts a range of events such as author talks and storytelling


LOCAL STUDIES

This remarkable collection is your first stop for any family history or local history enquiry. Come and explore centuries of Swindon’s heritage in this comprehensive collection of local books, DVDs, CDs, newspapers, journals, early maps, over 100,000 photographs, and much, much more!

OLD TOWN
GARDENS

One of Swindon’s best kept secrets. These beautiful Victorian gardens with a café, Aviary and Rose Garden, even has its own Grade II listed bandstand and an Art Deco Concert Bowl, both hosting events in the summer months from brass bands and local art to festivals and live music in the summer months

SWINDON RESOURCES

Swindon Web

Swindon Web
www.swindonweb.com
            www.eatswindon.com
            www.swindonshop.com

Visit Wiltshire

Visit Wiltshire
www.visitwiltshire.co.uk

Total Swindon

Total Swindon
www.totalswindon.com

Swindon Advertiser

Swindon Advertiser
www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk

Switch on to Swindon

Switch On to Swindon
www.switchontoswindon.com

Swindon Borough Council

Swindon Borough Council 
www.swindon.gov.uk

Swindon Link

Swindon Link 
www.swindonlink.com