Christmas Activities and Opening Times
There’s plenty going on at STEAM over the Christmas holidays! Whatever your age, you’ll have a great time as you travel in time through the history of the Great Western Railway. Enjoy the Christmas decorations and experience the real magic of STEAM!
24 – 31 December – free children’s Christmas Trail – have fun hunting the Christmas objects hidden in the Museum and receive at small treat at the end! Normal admission applies.
Meet the Railway Workers – Saturdays 18 December, 10.00am – 4.00pm Take a step into the fascinating world of the engine drivers, firemen and railway workers who worked on the locomotives and in Swindon Works. This is a great fun day out for all the family and children will love to ‘have a go’ at the controls as they meet real engine drivers and former GWR workers, who will show them how the locos worked. There is so much to see, learn and do for all ages, including changing the signals in an authentic Signal Box and taking a ride on the train simulator. Young children will love the children’s play areas with play tables and interactive wooden toys. Normal admission applies.
Normal Admission: adults £6.40; children 5 -16 and concessions £4.25; family tickets £17.00 (2 adults and 2 children) and £20.20 (2 adults and 3 children).
Christmas Smiley Cats Kidz Club – Wednesday 22nd & Thursday 23rd December Kids will love to join the fun at Smiley Cats this Christmas Holiday! They’ll be busy creating masks and other fun items with the theme of ‘The Grinch’!
These structured sessions are for children aged 5-11 years and give parents the chance to be freed up for the morning (drop off at 9.30am and collect by 1.00pm). All craft materials, healthy mid-morning snacks and a supervised tour of the Museum are included in the price of £12.00 per session, or £9.50 with a SwindonCard. All Smiley Cats staff are CRB checked and NVQ qualified. Bookings in advance and enquiries to Smiley Cats please. Please see the Smiley Cats website (www.smileycats.co.uk) or contact the club on 01793 700221 or 07802 537876.
Christmas and New Year Opening Times
24 December – 10.00 am – 3.00 pm – open
25-26 December – closed
1 January – closed
2 January and every day – 10.00 am – 5.00 pm – open
Find out more at: www.swindon.gov.uk/steam or call 01793 466637.
STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway, Kemble Drive, is owned and managed by Swindon Borough Council.