THREE BEST RATED SWINDON PLACES TO VISIT

Best Places To Visit in Swindon

Handpicked Top 3 Places To Visit in Swindon. How do we actually find the most highly rated places to visit? Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, local reviews, nearness, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. That's not all... businesses do not pay us to list them. You deserve only the best!

STEAM - MUSEUM OF THE GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY

Fire Fly Avenue, Swindon SN2 2EY

Since 2000

Museum, Exhibitions, Collections, Railway History Information, Displays, Information Center, Guided Tours, Steam Shop, Reference Library, Picture Library, WWI Centenary, Learning Programs, Educational Programs, School Visit, Group Visits, Filming & Photography

Free Admission: Under 3's - It is also known as Swindon Steam Railway Museum - The Museum is Housed in a Restored Grade II Listed Railway Building - It covered more than 300 acres (120 ha) and could turn out three locomotives per week

Price: Adult £8.90, Child (3-16Yrs) £6.60, Student and Senior (65+) £7.15, Family (1 Adult, 1 Child) £15.50, Family (1 Adult, 2 Children) £20.00, Family (1 Adult, 3 Children) £26.25 & Family (2 Adults, 1 Child) £22.00

steammuseum@swindon.gov.uk
steam-museum.org.uk/pages/home.aspx

Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun 11:0am - 4:00 pm

An excellent day for all the family. We took our 6 year old son for the first time and he had a blast. He drove a steam engine on a simulator and even changed the points in a signal box and got a certificate as well, great excitement. The displays are fab, information and media is very good. Some good features and very good parking especially for Blue Badge holders. The cafe offered good valued food at reasonable prices. The menu was limited but the food was hot, fresh and well presented.
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MUSEUM OF COMPUTING

6-7 Theatre Square, Swindon SN1 1QN

Since 2003

Museum, Exhibitions, Collections, Displays, Information Center, Groups Visits, School Visits, Artefacts, Virtual Tour, Computer Games, Learning Programs, Educational Programs, Children Programs, Adult Programs, Workshop, Programs, Events & Shops

Free Admission: Under 5's - It is devoted to the history of computing and digital development - The Museum includes working machines and interactive activities - They are family-friendly and welcome people of all ages

Price: Adult £2.00, Concession £1.50, Child £1.00 & Family £5.00

info@museumofcomputing.org.uk
museumofcomputing.org.uk

Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Had the pleasure of taking in the Museum of Computing. Found the curator to be enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Great to see a collect of artefacts covering the history of computation. Most of our party particularly liked the evolution of the games consoles. Your even allowed to get on and play some classic games. Nice reminders of my time in programming on various platform, framework and hardware. They do a computer club for kids but it very well subscribed. Thanks for an enjoyable morning.
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RICHARD JEFFERIES MUSEUM

Marlborough Road, Coate Water, Swindon SN3 6AA

Since 2014

Museum, Tourist Place, Exhibitions, Collections, Displays, Garden, Children's Play Area, Visitor Center, Regular Activities, Special Events, Educational Programs, School Visits, Group Visits, Gardens, Tearoom, Wooded Picnic Area, Orchard, Vegetable Plots, Writing Classes, Poetry Events & Shops

The museum consists of a seventeenth century thatched cottage bought by the Jefferies family in 1800 - It is owned by Swindon Borough Council and run by the Richard Jefferies Museum Trust

info@richardjefferies.org
richardjefferies.org

Sun 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm Second Wed of Each Month 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

The Richard Jefferies Museum used to be described as Swindon's best kept secret . Thankfully due to a hard working band of volunteers, it's becoming more widely known and should be visited. Even if you're not interested in the wonderful wildlife writings and philosophy of Richard Jefferies, there are so many things to do people to meet and activities in which to take part. There is even a small tea room selling cream teas with jam made out of the Mulberry tree in the garden. Admission is free.
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