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Swindon Railway Festival 2020
The big GWR event of the year, celebrating all things railway. Step into the glorious world of model railways…
Prepare to be amazed as you discover beautiful model railway engines, carriages, wagons, stock and scenery with an astounding level of detail and craftsmanship.
They have a terrific variety of scales and gauges on display (please scroll down for layout details); you’ll find 26 model railways throughout the Museum.
Have fun following your imagination as you discover recreated picturesque and historic railway scenes - all expertly designed and built by enthusiasts and model railway groups who love to share their creations.
Experts will be at hand to answer your questions and offer modelling tips, whether your knowledge is basic or specialist.
Family activities include special children’s interactive model railways, activity trails and dedicated play areas inside the Museum. There's also the chance to climb aboard No. 6000 King George V, No. 3440 City of Truro and No. 4073 Caerphilly Castle.
There will also be a live steam traction engine display at the front of the museum, including the sounding of STEAM's own Swindon Works Replica Hooter* (on the hour, every hour).
This exciting two-day festival is full of cameraderie and lively chat and appeals to rail enthusiasts of all ages and families alike.
But don’t just take our word for it - check out this video to get a glimpse of what’s on offer at this unique event.