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Village Hotel Swindon

Village Hotel Swindon

Shaw Ridge Leisure Park, Swindon
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 day ago
193 others viewing this property now
4.0 out of 5 (682 reviews)

Situated in the business district, this spa hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Lydiard Park, Wilts & Berks Canal and Swindon Designer Outlet. Museum of the Great ...

£38

£38
Thistle Express Swindon

Thistle Express Swindon

Fleming Way, Swindon
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 2 days ago
149 others viewing this property now
4.4 out of 5 (38 reviews)

Located in the heart of Swindon, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Museum of the Great Western Railway and Swindon Designer Outlet. Wilts & Berks Canal and ...

£37

£37
Campanile Swindon

Campanile Swindon

Great Western Way Delta Busine, Swindon
2.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 day ago
155 others viewing this property now
3.9 out of 5 (550 reviews)

Situated in Swindon, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Wilts & Berks Canal, Swindon Designer Outlet and Museum of the Great Western Railway. Lydiard Park ...

£35

£35
Alexandra House

Alexandra House

Whittingham Drive, Swindon
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 2 days ago
167 others viewing this property now
4.2 out of 5 (339 reviews)

Located in Wroughton, this eco-friendly hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Wilts & Berks Canal, Swindon Designer Outlet and Coate Water Country Park. Museum ...

£48

£48
The White Hart

The White Hart

Oxford Road, Swindon
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 3 days ago
4.7 out of 5 (137 reviews)

Situated in Swindon, this inn is within 3 miles (5 km) of Stanton Country Park, Coate Water Country Park and Museum of the Great Western Railway. Swindon Designer ...

£41

£41
Cricklade House Hotel

Cricklade House Hotel

Common Hill, Swindon
Last booking: 2 days ago

Located in Cricklade, this hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Swindon and Cricklade Railway, Cotswold Country Park and Beach and Jubilee Lake. Cirencester Roman ...

£64

£64
De Vere Cotswold Water Park

De Vere Cotswold Water Park

Lake 6 Spine Road East, Cirencester
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 2 days ago
1 others viewing this property now
4.0 out of 5 (524 reviews)

Located in South Cerney, this spa hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Cotswold Country Park and Beach, Cirencester Roman Amphitheatre and Corinium Museum. Cirencester ...

£56

£56
The Great Western Hotel

The Great Western Hotel

73 Station Road, Swindon
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 4 days ago
3.7 out of 5 (157 reviews)

Situated in Swindon, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Swindon Designer Outlet and Museum of the Great Western Railway. Wilts & Berks Canal and Coate Water ...

£41

£41
The Sun Inn

The Sun Inn

Coate, Swindon
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 day ago
4.6 out of 5 (168 reviews)

Situated in Swindon, this inn is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Coate Water Country Park and within 3 miles (5 km) of Museum of the Great Western Railway and Wilts & Berks ...

£38

£38
The Fox & Hounds

The Fox & Hounds

Markham Road, Swindon
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 4 days ago
4.2 out of 5 (57 reviews)

Located in Wroughton, this inn is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Wilts & Berks Canal and within 6 miles (10 km) of Swindon Designer Outlet and Museum of the Great Western ...

£49

£49

Pocket Guide: Museum of the Great Western Railway Museum of the Great Western Railway Hotels

Wiltshire is well known for being one of the most naturally beautiful parts of the country, combining rolling hills with picturesque villages. It's not only the county's extraordinary natural beauty that lures in so many visitors each year, however. Holidaymakers are also drawn to Wiltshire by its history, much of which is still alive in attractions across the county. The Museum of the Great Western Railway is a hub of historical interest. Surrounded by exquisite hotels in Swindon, the museum couldn't be easier to visit.

The Heart of Swindon

From its opening in 1843 to its eventual closure in 1986, the Swindon Railway Works was central to the fortunes of this Wiltshire town. At its heady heights, the Works was capable of putting out as many as three full-sized locomotives a week. What better place, then, to open a museum dedicated to telling the history of the Great Western Railway, widely considered to be among the most advanced in the world for decades.

The Great Western Railway was conceived largely by the engineering pioneer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Originally started as a route between Bristol and London, the network quickly expanded across the west of England.

The Story of the GWR

In 2000, the Museum of the Great Western Railway opened in the restored Grade II listed building of the Swindon Railway Works. Exhibitions throughout the original building take visitors through the foundry, body shop and boiler shop, detailing the scale and nature of the building's industrial past.

The museum features good disabled facilities throughout, as well as easy parking and a cafe. It also has the capacity to serve as a venue for weddings and conferences.

Hotels in Wiltshire

One of the county's biggest towns, Swindon is home to some excellent hotels and guest houses. Them museum is located right in the centre, meaning visitors are spoiled for choice. The Jurys Inn and Holiday Inn Express offer close proximity to the museum, as well as to all the town's amenities. Alternatively, Madison Hotel offers a quieter location on the edge of town. Madison Hotel also houses a number of meeting rooms and a laundry service.