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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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.

SWINDON’S STEAM MUSEUM IS NOW REOPEN

After its Covid-19 hiatus, STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway has reopened its doors to the public.

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SWINDON HOT SPOTS FOR HERITAGE PHOTO CHALLENGE

Visit Swindon is asking people to take great photos relating to Swindon’s history as part of its ‘Heritage Photo Challenge’, but with so many options to choose from, the big question is where to start?!

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Swindon’s exclusive new bar is open for business in Old Town

The Vault is inspired by ‘hidden bars’ and intimate spaces in Barcelona, New York and Prague.

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WHAT’S ON
IN SWINDON.

Richard Jefferies Museum Reopens With a Wide-ranging September Agenda

It’s been an unwelcome hiatus during lockdown but Richard Jefferies Museum is back with a bang with a series of Sunday events throughout September.

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Great Western Brick Show 2020

Great Western Brick Show 2020

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The National Self Build & Renovation Show

Make your dream home a reality at The National Self Build & Renovation Open day. Your design. Your build. Your home.

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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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