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Address: Firefly Avenue, Swindon, SN2 2EY
Phone: 01793 466 646
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Diamond Jubilee Celebrations at STEAM

Experience the lively mix of history, culture and family fun at STEAM Museum over the Diamond Jubilee weekend
Diamond Jubilee Swindon STEAM
From decorating Diamond Jubilee cupcakes and following the Royal Road Activity trail, to climbing aboard famous locomotives and changing the signals in the interactive Signal Box, there’s something for all ages to enjoy at STEAM.

And when everyone is hungry and in need of a break, the new Platform One Café awaits, with its tempting menu of hot meals, snacks and drinks.

Saturday 02 June
10.00 am - 4.00 pm

Meet the Railway Workers

Climb aboard and step into the fascinating world of steam! STEAM volunteers who once worked for the Great Western Railway – in Swindon Works and as drivers, firemen and signalmen - will invite you to 'have a go' at the controls and learn all about how these great machines worked as the story of the railways is brought to life.

Monday 04 June
10.30 am – 5.00 pm

Jubilee Fun Crafts

Children of all ages will have endless fun making Jubilee hats and crowns and Great Britain flags as they get ready for the royal celebration!

Wednesday 06 June and Thursday 07 June
9.30 am - 1.00 pm

Smiley Cats Kidz Club

Characters from the Madagascar movie will be the main theme for these mornings of crafts and creative games. Suitable for children aged 5 – 11, sessions include a supervised tour of the Museum and healthy mid-morning snacks.

Cost: £12.00 or £9.50 with a Swindoncard. Drop off at 9.30 am and collect by 1.00 pm. Spaces need to be booked in advance by calling Smiley Cats on 01793 700221 or 07802 537876

Open every day
10.00 am – 5.00 pm

The Royal Road Exhibition and Children’s Activity Trail

To celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, this exhibition explores the Great Western Railway's royal connections. Displays include unique material from Queen Victoria's reign, right up to the present day of Queen Elizabeth II.

For added adventure, follow the Royal Road Children's Activity Trail. The trail can be downloaded free as a PDF document from the link below. Alternatively, a glossy colour version can be purchased at STEAM's ticket desk for £0.75.

For more information please contact STEAM via the link below.
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