History of the Friends

The Friends of Swindon Railway Museum was formed back in 1986 when the Swindon works finally closed, and was officially launched in September 1988. It is a charitable company and is run by Directors and Trustees who are elected by the membership, and who all serve without financial reward. We plan to add to the story of the Friends in the future, but in the meantime, here are some links to aspects of that story over the last 35 years.

Formation of the Friends

Wall of Names

2012: Swindon Railway Museum turns 50

HST naming ceremony 6th October 2010

Brunel 200 celebrations from 2006

Steam Museum entrance and reception area

A video clip panorama of Steam Museum reception

Swindon Works and its Hooter

Views from the Pattern Store

A panorama of the GWR Works as it is today

Views from St Marks church

The arrival of Evening Star, 3rd September 2008

Last updated 29/04/20

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