Swindon Railway Festival

Date: 12th September 2020 - 13th September 2020

Location: STEAM Museum, Fire Fly Avenue, Swindon, SN2 2EY

Time: 10:00 - 17:00 both days.

The big GWR event of the year, celebrating all things railway

Step into the glorious world of model railways…

Prepare to be amazed as you discover beautiful model railway engines, carriages, wagons, stock and scenery with an astounding level of detail and craftsmanship.

You’ll find 26 model railways throughout the Museum, covering the whole range of scales and gauges (please scroll down for layout details).

Experts will be at hand to answer your questions and offer modelling tips, whether your knowledge is basic or specialist.

Family activities include special children’s interactive model railways, activity trails and dedicated play areas inside the Museum.

There will also be a live steam traction engine display at the front of the museum, including the sounding of STEAM's own Swindon Works Replica Hooter* (on the hour, every hour).

Teams and volunteers from other heritage railway organisations will be attending so it’s a great opportunity to delve even further into the world of steam (and diesel) railways.

As ever, there will be trade stands galore for all your railway bargains!

*Created by Colin Hatch, Hatch Heritage & Steam Engineers.

This exciting two-day festival is full of cameraderie and lively chat and appeals to rail enthusiasts of all ages and families alike.

But don’t just take our word for it - check out this video to get a glimpse of what’s on offer at this unique event.

Delicious refreshments will be served in the GWR outdoor arena, including a barbeque and Real Ale Bar. Tempting home-made hot and cold meals are available at STEAM’s Platform One Café.

Please note, there is strictly. NO FREE CAR PARKING FOR SPECIAL EVENTS. There is strictly no car parking outside of the Museum except for Blue Badge holders. Car parking is available in the Swindon Designer Outlet North and West car parks. Swindon Designer Outlet car park fees. £1 for 0-5hours, £12 for 5-12 hours or free if you spend over £100 at the Designer Outlet!