How to get there

The Great Western Brick Show is held inside STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway, just next to the Swindon Designer Outlet Centre.


STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway
Fire Fly Avenue
United Kingdom

By Road

museum-brown-signFollow the brown tourist signs for the Designer Outlet Centre, Great Western Heritage Area, or the ‘M’ for STEAM Museum sign.

STEAM can be found to the left of the Food Court entrance of the Designer Outlet Centre.

STEAM can also be reached through the ‘at home’ section of the Designer Outlet Centre.

Parking is available close by in the Swindon Designer Outlet Centre car parks. All parking charges apply to museum visitors. See the Outlet Centre Car Park information boards for more details.

There is a Park-and-Ride service in Swindon that will take you into the town centre. STEAM is a 10 to 15 minute walk from the drop-off point. The Park-and-Ride is in Wroughton just off the A4361 and is clearly signposted. The adult fare is £1.20 (single).

By Rail

Swindon Station is on the main London Paddington to Bristol line.

There is a taxi rank just outside the station.

Walking from Swindon railway station – turn right outside the station and walk along Station Road towards Emlyn Square, staying on the right-hand side of the road. Walk through the second underpass on the right – signed Great Western Business Centre, and up the ramp at the end. At the top of the ramp, you will see the National Monuments Record Centre on your right. Walk past the NMRC, turn left and follow the pedestrian route to STEAM. At the far end, turn left for the main entrance. This is a 10 to 15 minute walk.