An exciting new exhibition opens at the STEAM Museum on Saturday 23 April as part of the town’s Swindon175 celebrations.
Entitled Swindon: Then and Now, the exhibition features a rich array of photographs from STEAM’s extensive Photographic Archive, alongside images from Swindon Museum & Art Gallery and the Swindon Local Studies Library.
Elaine Arthurs, Assistant Curator for Museums and Heritage, Swindon Borough Council said: “We are really pleased with this new exhibition as it charts the many changes in the town’s urban landscape and it is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to see some of the glorious black and white images that are part of Swindon’s rich legacy.
“To contrast the archive images of the past and to capture Swindon as it looks today, we have been working with local photographer, Peter Benson. We are thrilled with the results and are looking forward to hearing what visitors from Swindon and further afield have to say about the images.”
Swindon families will also have the chance to make their own collages on special activity days to be held in the summer holidays.
Elaine added: “Children and their families will be encouraged to get involved with the exhibition on 28 July and 11 August when they can turn their hand to making their own
Swindon: Then and Now collage to take home. This activity will be free with standard admission.”
Swindon: Then and Now is included with standard admission and will be open from Saturday onwards between 10.00am and 5.00pm.
To find out more about STEAM, see the website at www.steam-museum.org.uk