Transport: Seven Swindon Stories

Swindon Museum and Art Gallery

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Tuesday 03 July 2018 – Saturday 01 September 2018
As per opening times
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 4.30pm

Swindon has always been a town of making and moving. From canals and trams, through to trains, planes and cars, this is a town that’s always on the go.

This exhibition explores Swindon’s transport history through seven stories. It’s not an encyclopaedic history of our transport in the town, but a look at some of the innovations, successes and tragedies that have changed the face of Swindon, including:

The Golden Lion Bridge, and the Wilts and Berks Canal

The Swindon Tram Disaster of 1906

Pressed Steel, and car manufacturing in Swindon

The M4: The arrival of the motorway in 1970

It will also look at aeroplanes, submarines and the Old Town railway station!

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