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Lovely 2 Bed Modern Flat in the Heart of Swindon
Lovely 2 Bed Modern Flat in the Heart of Swindon
0.2 mi from Museum of the Great Western Railway
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Sheppard Street Accommodation
Sheppard Street Accommodation
2.5 out of 5.00.1 mi from Museum of the Great Western Railway
3.3/5 (41 reviews)
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A great stay for a night, Cheapest in town so basic ... but everything available ... comfortable clean room with clean en-suite ... TV and coffee/tea making ... Perfect ....

Reviewed on 22 Oct 2018
Holiday Inn Express Swindon City Centre
Holiday Inn Express Swindon City Centre
3.0 out of 5.00.2 mi from Museum of the Great Western Railway
3.8/5 (399 reviews)
£39/ night for 2 guests

Its lovely staying here. Due to building work had go to reception on the 3 floor by stairs with stuff forgot to take lift lol. But everything was good.

Reviewed on 18 May 2019
Guild House Apartments
Guild House Apartments
3.5 out of 5.00.2 mi from Museum of the Great Western Railway
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Lovely Apartment & Stunning Swindon Town Centre Location!!!
Lovely Apartment & Stunning Swindon Town Centre Location!!!
0.2 mi from Museum of the Great Western Railway
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Guild House By Esa
Guild House By Esa
3.5 out of 5.00.2 mi from Museum of the Great Western Railway
2.0/5 (1 reviews)
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Overall the service was pleasant- quick and easy check in, helpful staff. The apartment in itself wasn’t too great. It was constantly dark- lighting was extremely limited. Despite adjusting the heating multiple times it still didn’t work. I’d also avoid any apartments on ground / lower floors, as ...

Reviewed on 2 Feb 2019
Jurys Inn Swindon
Jurys Inn Swindon
4.0 out of 5.00.2 mi from Museum of the Great Western Railway
Free cancellation
4.2/5 (597 reviews)
£41/ night for 2 guests

Convenient for station and town center. Friendly staff.

Reviewed on 10 Apr 2019
Lovely 2 Bed Modern Flat in the Heart of Swindon
Lovely 2 Bed Modern Flat in the Heart of Swindon
3.5 out of 5.00.2 mi from Museum of the Great Western Railway
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Thistle Express Swindon
Thistle Express Swindon
3.0 out of 5.00.3 mi from Museum of the Great Western Railway
Free cancellation
4.2/5 (257 reviews)
£42/ night for 2 guests

Very quick to register, clean, polite staff, good location and I would stay there again, anytime.

Reviewed on 23 May 2019
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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.