THINGS TO DO.

From museums to entertainment your essential guide to the very best things to do in and around Swindon.

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WHAT'S ON.

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NEWS.

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DAYS OUT.

From family days out to shopping trips, if you are planning on visiting Swindon, then we’ve got great itineraries for you.

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SWINDON IS A MODERN & DIVERSE TOWN STEEPED IN HERITAGE

In 1843 Isambard Kingdom Brunel spotted the potential of Swindon’s location between London and the South West to build the GWR railway works, which eventually became one of the largest manufacturing sites in the world.

Modern Swindon offers visitors a staggering variety of experiences to explore, often with a tantalizing hint of the past, whether it’s a swanky shopping trip to the Designer Outlet in the old GWR Carriage Works or a bracing walk along the Ridgeway, Britain’s oldest road.

Past and present are also on display in Old Town, where Swindon Museum and Art Gallery’s much-heralded collection of UK modern art, and a range of funky restaurants, bars and artisan shops make for a great day out. If it’s the great outdoors you love, all the family will enjoy Lydiard Park, Coate Water Country Park or the orchard and meadow at Richard Jefferies Museum.

Whether it’s history or high jinks, muddy boots or Jimmy Choos, Swindon really does have something for everybody!

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NEWS.

VISIT SWINDON’S ‘HERITAGE PHOTO CHALLENGE’ WINNER

We asked photographers to capture Swindon’s heritage to win a £100 T4 Cameras voucher.

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Brand-new Visit Swindon video promotes safe visits to the South West’s most overlooked destination.

The creative team behind the Visit Swindon website and social media are always looking for ways to promote and attract people to our historic and hip hometown.

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STEAM MUSEUM WINS TRIPADVISOR AWARD

Hot on the heels of being praised for its virtual tour during lockdown, STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway, has announced it has been recognised as a 2020 Travellers’ Choice award-winner.

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WHAT’S ON
IN SWINDON.

The Gin & Rum Festival 2020, Swindon

The Gin & Rum Festival 2020, Swindon

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Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk

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Art on Tour: Civic Offices

Art on Tour: Civic Offices

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Things to do
in Swindon.

Your essential guide to the very best things to do in and around Swindon.

STEAM MUSEUM OF THE GWR

Swindon is the town that was built on steam, and this award-winning museum has the trains and social history displays to set the pulse racing. 

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Richard Jefferies Museum

RICHARD JEFFERIES MUSEUM

Set in the grounds of a 17th-century thatched cottage, there is a packed programme of activities at this museum dedicated to the nature writer, Richard Jefferies.

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MUSEUM OF COMPUTING

Visit the first museum in the UK dedicated exclusively to the history of computing and digital development.

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Swindon Museum and Art Gallery

SWINDON MUSEUM & ART GALLERY

Discover one of Swindon’s hidden gems, a museum that offers an outstanding collection of modern art and fascinating glimpse into local history.

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