Taking a trip to the STEAM Museum has always been fun. From climbing aboard famous locomotives and making-believe you’re an engine driver, to controlling trains with the levers in the Signal Box, there is plenty to feed the imagination.
This summer, STEAM gets all sporty and celebrates London 2012 with a new exhibition entitled ‘Track and Field’ and an Olympic themed activity trail. And there’s still the chance to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with the museum’s ‘Royal Road’ exhibition and children’s trail where you can have fun exploring the GWR’s royal connections.
To add to the feel-good mix, STEAM is offering a special summer holiday deal for family visitors. Children aged 3-16 years get to visit STEAM for just one pound when accompanied by a full-paying adult – any day of the week between 21 July and 2 September 2012.
To take up the offer, visitors need to download the ‘Kids for a Quid’ voucher from the STEAM website at www.swindon.gov.uk/steam (or cut out the voucher in the August edition of Link magazine) before they arrive at the museum.
Councillor Garry Perkins, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Culture, said: “The school holidays are the perfect time to visit STEAM and the summer Kids for a Quid promotion offers terrific value. There’s plenty to see and do for all members of the family, including two special exhibitions and activity trails, ‘Track and Field’ and ‘The Royal Road’, to celebrate London 2012 and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. I am sure children will have a lot of fun exploring the activity trails as well as enjoying all the usual attractions, like climbing aboard Lode Star and walking underneath the legendary Caerphilly Castle!”
Other summer specials at STEAM include the Smiley Cats Kids Club, running every Wednesday and Thursday morning during the school holiday, between 9.30 am and 1.00 pm (£12.00 per session or £9.50 with a SwindonCard) and the Meet the Railway Workers events run on alternate Saturdays between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm (free with standard admission).
STEAM is open daily between 10.00 am and 5.00 pm. For more details, call the museum on 01793 466637 or visit the website at www.swindon.gov.uk/steam