Plan a visit

Museum BuildingOpening Times

Swindon Museum and Art Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 11.00am to 4.30pm.

We are open for school and group visits on Mondays, by appointment only.  We are closed on Bank Holidays.  Please note that visits of 15 people+ or school group during opening hours that have not booked in advance will only be admitted at the discretion of the management. We reserve the right to refuse admission where we believe there is a safety or capacity risk.


There is a small range of souvenir gift items and local art to buy next to the reception desk at the top of the stairs. These include pocket money items that will help you commemorate your visit, and a selection of books.  We can now accept card payments (minimum spend £5).  Credit card payments will incur an additional 1.75% charge.

Planned Gallery Closures

 Art Gallery - The main Art Gallery has a number of beautifully presented exhibitions each year.  However, in order to changeover exhibitions, the Art Gallery will be closed during the following periods:

Art Gallery – From 4.30pm on Saturday 5 January 2019 and reopens on Tuesday 15 January with Gifted! exhibition.  More details can be found here.

Partial Art Gallery Closure – From 4.30pm on Saturday 19 January 2019 with the installation of This Woman’s Work: Female Artists in the Swindon Collection, which opens on Thursday 24 January at 11am.

Ground Floor Temporary Galleries Closed from 4.30pm on Saturday 19 January with the installation of Animals: Seven Swindon Stories, which opens on Tuesday 29 January at 11am.

The rest of the Museum will be open during these dates.


For more information about visits and accessibility, please see our access page.

Getting Here

There is no parking available at the Museum & Art Gallery but there are car parks within a short walking distance of the venue.   Please click on the links to access information on Britannia and Prospect Place car parks.

Swindon Museum & Art Gallery is located in the Old Town area of Swindon which is also accessible via public transport.

Please also access this Google Map for more information.

Opening Times

Tuesday to Saturday
11am to 4.30pm

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