Spend quality time with friends and family in award-winning displays over the Christmas holidays. The Museum has been beautifully decorated for the festive season and we have a vintage railway Christmas card trail for you to enjoy.

STEAM is open every day except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

Please remember to book online in advance (including Season Ticket holders). Tickets are now available for visits up to 30th December.

Take part in our festive adventure!

Christmas Card Trail
Oh no! Some vintage railway Christmas cards have been lost in the Museum. Can you help the postman find all seven as you explore STEAM?

Trails suitable for all ages, with different versions available for adults and older children, plus younger children.

Festive Opening Times
Thursday, 23 December (10.00am – 5.00pm)
Friday, 24 – Sunday, 26 December – Closed
Monday 27 December (10.00am – 5.00pm)
Tuesday, 28 December (10.00am – 5.00pm)
Wednesday, 29 December (10.00am – 5.00pm)
Thursday, 30 December (10.00am – 5.00pm)
Friday, 31 December (10.00am – 5.00pm)

Saturday, 1 January 2022 – Closed
Sunday, 2 January 2022 (11.00am – 4.00pm)
Monday, 3 January 2022 (10.00am – 5.00pm)

Special Exhibitions

The Doctor Will See You Now
Could Swindon have been a blueprint for the modern-day NHS? This exhibition explores the 'cradle to grave' healthcare service introduced by the GWR's Medical Fund Society.

Work, Rest and Play
When the railway works opened in 1843, Swindon was a small market town. Find out how the GWR supported the town's growth and set up societies & clubs for their employees.

15% Off STEAM Picture Gifts

Create a bespoke photo gift from a choice of over 1500 historic images, relating to the Great Western Railway.

Get 15% off all gifts when you use code: christmas15

Offer available online only: www.steampicturegifts.co.uk

Ends 24th December

Enjoy unlimited visits* to our Museum for a whole 12 months!
Become a STEAM Season Ticket holder

For the cost of two standard tickets, you can visit STEAM as many times as you like for 12 months. Plus, Season Ticket holders enjoy 10% off selected special events and the STEAM Guide Book.

Adult, student, senior, child and family season tickets available.

Makes a great gift for family and friends.

*Excludes special events.