There is lots taking place this autumn break at Swindon's award-winning STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway including: the Stanley the Spider Museum Trail, Spellbinding Arts & Crafts sessions, new exhibitions, and an opportunity to Meet the Railway Workers!
From Weds 19 October
Families are invited to find the answers to Stanley the Spider's family trail to complete his web! Remember to visit the Front Desk afterwards to claim your reward sticker.
Weds 26 October
Spellbinding Arts & Crafts. Drop-in between 10am and 4pm to decorate your very own box of spells!
Sat 29 October
Meet the Railway Workers. Climb aboard footplates of Swindon-built GWR locomotives with friendly volunteers. You can also join guided tours of STEAM, running throughout the day.
Three new special exhibitions
Visit STEAM this autumn and see three new special exhibitions exploring the changes to train travel on the GWR network: ‘The Diesel Decades’, ‘High Voltage’ and ‘Changing Trains – the Journey from Broad Gauge to Standard Gauge’.
The displays feature incredible images and objects from the STEAM Collection, some of which are on public display for the first time.
Talk: My GWR Family and Friends
The Friends of Swindon Railway Museum Lecture Programme returns with a talk by local historian and author, Peter Timms.
20 - 22 October
Swindon Beer Festival
The 34th Swindon Beer Festival organised by Swindon Campaign for Real Ale will feature over 90 beers, plus a selection of Ciders and Perries!
Roman Swindon and Environs Archaeology Conference
Come along to Swindon's first archaeology conference to learn more about what lies beneath Swindon and its surrounding areas.
3 & 4 December
Christmas at STEAM
Discover unique gift ideas as you browse over 50 artisan market stalls, displayed amongst award-winning exhibits and iconic locomotives. £3.50 for adults and £1 for children (3 - 15 years). Under 3s go free!
For a full list of what's on at STEAM and ticket prices, please visit steam-museum.org.uk.