STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway (Swindon) Reviews
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Newest Review: ... the railways. The railways brought in a lot of immigration because workers were so desperately needed and of course offered jobs to many of the people who were already living there. Anyway, away from the boring background stuff and onto my review. I have no interest in trains or railways but I was spending the day with my youngest sister and I wanted to do something both fun and ... more
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by - written on 11/11/08 (Very useful, 95 readings)
I don't think that the railway museum needs much explaining. It is a museum about railways, particularly the railway in Swindon and the history of the Great Western Railway and Brunel. If you've ever been to Swindon you will notice that EVERYTHING is named after something to do with the railway...the Brunel Centre is the main town centre shopping area, there's a club named after Brunel, the radio station is called GWR... so it's only right that Swindon have a railway museum to celebrate it's history and the fact that many people in Swindon wouldn't be there if not for the railways. The railways brought in a lot of immigration because workers were so desperately ... Read the complete review
by - written on 13/08/00, updated on 28/02/01 (Very useful, 179 readings)
The Museum of the Great Western Railway (GWR) - aka 'Steam' is a must for those interested in railways and the railway industry. Situated in an old engineering shop in the old Great Western railworks next to the McArthur Glen Shopping Centre, the museum has been open since June 2000. It is gradually replacing the smaller museum located in the town centre and when I visited (August 2000) they were in the process of moving the exhibits from the old museum to the new one. The museum was partly funded by the Lottery with support from Swindon Borough Council. Rather than displaying a load of static exhibits such as locomotives and coaches, ... Read the complete review
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