Plan a visit

Museum Building

Opening Times

Swindon Museum & Art Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10.00am to 5.00pm. 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.

Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

We will be open over the Christmas holidays but please note that we will be closing at 4pm Christmas week (Wednesday 27th – Saturday 30th December).  Normal opening hours will resume from Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

Planned Gallery Closures

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:

From 5pm on Saturday 14 April – Wednesday 25 April 2018.  Re-opening on Wednesday 25 April with An Uneasy Peace: British Art Between the Wars and The Phelps Bequest.

From 5pm on Saturday 1 September – Wednesday 12 September 2018.  Re-opening on Wednesday 12 September with Cicatrix: The Scar of  Healed Wound and Art and Conflict: Works from the Swindon Collection.

From 5pm on Saturday 1 December –Wednesday 12 December 2018.  Exhibition details to follow soon.

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

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
10.00am to 5.00pm

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