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Swindon Museum and Art Gallery

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Opening times

Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm

The Museum and Art Gallery is FREE to look around.

What's on

September 2018
Free Exhibition

Art and Conflict: Works from the Swindon Collection

12 September 2018 | 11.00 am - 19 January 2019 | 4.30 pm

Art and Conflict brings together paintings and drawings from the Swindon collection which reflect on war and conflict.

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Free Exhibition

The Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry: A History

19 September 2018 | 11.00 am - 19 January 2019 | 4.30 pm

The Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry was founded in 1794 to help protect the county during the Napoleonic Wars. Today it lives on as part of the Royal Wessex Yeomanry.  This exhibition explores the regiment’s rich history

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November 2018
Free Exhibition

Japan: Exploring eastern influences in the Swindon Ceramic Collection

28 November 2018 | 11.00 am - 2 March 2019 | 4.30 pm

From soft celadon glazes to smoking raku firing, this exhibition will explore the impact of Japan on Swindon’s  collection of ceramic art.

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December 2018
Free Exhibition

Collective – An Open Art Exhibition

11 December 2018 | 11.00 am - 5 January 2019 | 4.30 pm

Collective – an open art exhibition, is coming to our Old Town venue in December 2018 with successful artists just announced.

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£15.00 Talks

Cheese and Wine Evening

Thursday, 13 December | 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm

Join the Friends of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery for a pre -Christmas celebration evening of cheese and wine. 

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Drop-In Christmas Craft Workshop – Angel Decoration

Saturday, 15 December | 11.00 am - 3.00 pm

Everyone needs an angel on their tree, don’t they?  We’ve planned a lovely Christmas craft activity for you to make your own Angel Decoration*.

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Drop-In Christmas Craft Workshop

Thursday, 20 December | 11.00 am - 3.00 pm

If you weren’t able to make the workshops we held over the last few weeks, here’s a second chance to Get Crafty at Christmas!

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Drop-In Christmas Craft Workshop

Friday, 21 December | 11.00 am - 3.00 pm

If you weren’t able to make the workshops we held over the last few weeks, here’s a second chance to Get Crafty at Christmas!

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Drop-In Christmas Craft Workshop

Saturday, 22 December | 11.00 am - 3.00 pm

If you weren’t able to make the workshops we held over the last few weeks, here’s a second chance to Get Crafty at Christmas!

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Drop-In New Year Craft Workshop – In the Night Sky

Friday, 28 December | 11.00 am - 3.00 pm

It’ll soon be 2019!  Another year has flown by.  Come and celebrate this new year by making a collage of the night sky.  We’ll also be making space rockets!

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Drop-In New Year Craft Workshop – In the Night Sky

Saturday, 29 December | 11.00 am - 3.00 pm

It’ll soon be 2019!  Another year has flown by.  Come and celebrate this new year by making a collage of the night sky.  We’ll also be making space rockets!

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January 2019
Free Exhibition

Art Gallery Closure – Exhibition Changeover

5 January 2019 | 4.30 pm - 15 January 2019 | 11.00 am

From 4.30pm on Saturday 5 January and reopens at 11am on Tuesday 15 January with new exhibition, Gifted.  Find out more here. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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Free Exhibition

Gifted! How gifts and generosity have shaped the Swindon Collection of Modern British Art

15 January 2019 | 11.00 am - 16 March 2019 | 4.30 pm

Gifted! explores the gifts, bequests and donations that have helped establish Swindon’s collection as one of the most important collections of modern British art outside London.

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Free Talks

Free lunchtime talk on the Gifted exhibition

18 January 2019 | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm

Join our curator for a free talk and tour of our new exhibition, ‘Gifted’. The talk will explore how gifts and bequests have shaped Swindon’s collection

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Free Exhibition

Art Gallery Closure – Exhibition Changeover

19 January 2019 | 4.30 pm - 24 January 2019 | 11.00 am

From Saturday 19th January at 4.30pm, the Art Gallery will be closed for a partial exhibition changeover.  This Woman’s Work will open on Wednesday 24th January at 11am.  Find out more on this exhibition here. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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Free Exhibition

This Woman’s Work: Female Artists in the Swindon Collection

24 January 2019 | 11.00 am - 16 March 2019 | 4.30 pm

This exhibition explores the work of female artists in the Swindon Collection and includes paintings and drawings by Gwen John, Mary Fedden, Gillian Ayres, Nicola Tyson and Sylvia Gosse.

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Free Exhibition

Animals: Seven Swindon Stories

29 January 2019 | 11.00 am - 11 May 2019 | 4.30 pm

Explore Swindon’s history through the lives of seven of the town’s most famous animal inhabitants.

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February 2019
Free Talks

Free lunchtime talk on Swindon’s ceramics collection

8 February 2019 | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm

Join our curator for a free introduction to Swindon’s collection of studio ceramics, with a special focus on our current exhibition

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March 2019
Free Talks

Free lunchtime talk on the This Women’s Work exhibition

8 March 2019 | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm

Join our curator for a free lunchtime tour of the exhibition. ‘This Woman’s Work’. Discover some key works of art created by female artists

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Free Exhibition

An Art of the People – Ramsbury & Cricklade Potteries

13 March 2019 | 11.00 am - 25 May 2019 | 4.30 pm

This special exhibition celebrates our two local potteries, Cricklade and Ramsbury.

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Free Exhibition

Out of the Box: An exhibition of paintings by David Bent

26 March 2019 | 11.00 am - 1 June 2019 | 4.30 pm

This exhibition brings together a diverse selection of paintings by the artist David Bent. It includes geometric landscapes, intricate photographic collages, and paintings which tackle major contemporary social issues.

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Free Exhibition

Artist and Model: Portraits, Self-Portraits and Figure Studies from the Swindon Collection

26 March 2019 | 11.00 am - 20 July 2019 | 4.30 pm

The relationship between artist and model is one of the most powerful dynamics in art. This exhibition explores that relationship through a series of portraits and figure studies, examining both artist and sitter.

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Free Talks

Free lunchtime talk on the new Artist and Model exhibition

29 March 2019 | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm

Join our curator for a free lunchtime tour of our new exhibition which explores portraits, self-portraits and figure studies.

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April 2019
Free Talks

Free lunchtime curatorial tour of the David Bent exhibition

5 April 2019 | 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm

Join our curator for a free lunchtime tour of the new exhibition, ‘David Bent: Out of the Box’

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July 2019
Free Exhibition

Connections: An Exhibition by group 7

30 July 2019 | 11.00 am - 7 September 2019 | 4.30 pm

This group exhibition brings together the artists of group 7, who have a strong commitment to the media of drawing, painting and printmaking.

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September 2019
Free Exhibition

Ken White: Railways and Landscapes

17 September 2019 | 11.00 am - 30 November 2019 | 4.30 pm

This exhibition brings together a selection of paintings by one of Swindon’s best loved artists, Ken White.

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