Attraction in Swindon

Swindon Museum and Art Gallery
Bath Road
Swindon
Wiltshire

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Housed in a listed building in Swindon's Old Town, the Swindon Community Heritage Museum and Art Gallery displays exhibits of local history, archaeology and geology. It tells the story of Swindon's jurassic past, its connections with the Roman Empire as well as the more recent social history of this thriving town.

There is also a programme of temporary exhibitions taken from the museum collections. Unusual exhibits include a 4.5m (15ft) Indian crocodile, an Egyptian mummy of a 12-year-old boy, a unique Roman lead casket and glass urn. An exhibition entitled 'Swindon at War', which looks at the role of Swindon and its people during the Second World War, will be on display until August 2005.

The museum is situated next to the Swindon Art Gallery at the corner of Bath Road and Victoria Road in Old Town.

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Months Open: Mon-Sat 1000-1700, Sun 1400-1700.
Normally closed Bank Holidays. Please contact the museum for closing dates at Christmas and New Year 2004/05
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes
Admission Price: Free

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