Swindon is a town of two halves - Old Town, at the top of the hill, is the original Swindon. New Town, at the bottom of the hill, was created by Brunel for the Great Western Railway, and has become the main town centre. The museum is sited in the New Town between the library and the Wyvern Theatre and is easily reached by rail, bus, or car.
How to get here
Swindon Station is at the top left of the map - click on "view in Google maps" to see a larger map of the area. The museum is about a 10 minutes walk from the station.
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Many local buses stop beside the museum - ask for Regent Circus. Local buses are run by Thamesdown Transport and Stagecoach Swindon. Both accept Wiltshire Day Rover tickets. Thamesdown Transport operates the "Fast Fare" system, and do not give change.
The main stops for Thamesdown Transport are in Fleming Way, just north of the museum, about five minutes walk. Beside Fleming Way is the Bus Station, where most Stagecoach and all National Express buses stop.
There are several car parks close by - for a map and details of charges visit the Swindon Borough Council web site.
Park and Ride buses from Wroughton Copse also stop at Regent Circus.
Our entrance and gallery has wheelchair access.
As a small museum, we don't have public toilets or a cafe. The nearest public toilets are in the Central Library, just a minutes' walk away. You will be re-admitted to the museum at no extra charge - just tell our desk volunteers that you'll be back.
There are many cafes close by, including in the Central Library and Morrisons supermarket. Again, tell our volunteers that you'll be back for free re-admission.
Take a virtual tour
Tour the museum with Google! This video of the museum was recorded in 2012. Exhibitions at the time included "Gaming on the Go", showing some of our collection of handheld consoles, and a display of portable or "luggable" computers.