Swindon Museum & Art Gallery

Attractions

Ages:

  • All The Family
  • Under 5s
  • School Age
  • Adults

Venue:

Indoor

Cost:

Free

Description

The Swindon Museum and Art Gallery is in the Old Town area of Swindon. In 1930, Apsley House, which until then had always been a family house, was adapted to house the Museum Collection. The elegant staircase, decorative plaster work and stained glass details which originally graced family rooms have now become familiar to many visitors to the Museum and Art Gallery.

Celebrate, learn, discover and enjoy Swindon’s collections!

The Museum and Art Gallery has been housed together in this building for many years so it is little wonder that the name Apsley House has become largely forgotten. There remains however, a faint reminder for those with sharp eyesight, for the name is inscribed on the old gate posts, which formed the original entrance from Bath Road. Though that access is now blocked by railings, those stone posts remain and will do for a long time to come.

The remarkable art collection now has a reputation as one of the best of British 20th Century Art outside London. The museum displays local history, archaeology and geology, telling of Swindon's Jurassic past and its connections with the Roman Empire. The aim of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery is to safeguard, enhance, exhibit and celebrate Swindon’s collections for visitors, now and in the future.

Open Tuesday - Saturday: 11am - 4:30pm

Free entry

Open hours

MondayClosed
Tuesday11am4:30pm
Wednesday11am4:30pm
Thursday11am4:30pm
Friday11am4:30pm
Saturday11am4:30pm
SundayClosed