News from the Life-Long Learning Team
This month, we will be telling visitors all about the history of Swindon Railway Works as part of our bi-annual ‘We’ll Meet Again’ programme. Here, Ed Houghton tells us all about his family connection to the works. I have always had an interest in railways, which started from a young age. My mum and dad […]Read Post ›
After a relaxing Christmas break, our volunteers are back at STEAM and into the swing of things. This year, we look forward to welcoming new visitors to STEAM and welcoming back our long-time supporters. Here, Ray Mayell tells us about working at STEAM in his youth and the sense of friendship and comradeship that came […]Read Post ›
It is a brand new year for STEAM and we are looking back over the past year and everything we have achieved together. We had an exciting 2017! Our volunteers began this blog, started delivering tours and continued to teach members of the public all about engines! We also held our successful biannual World War […]Read Post ›
Christmas at STEAM is here! We have asked Les Walker to celebrate and explain what it is that he does here at STEAM and why he continues to come back and volunteer on Saturdays and in our school events. Below he shares his highlights of volunteering with STEAM. Les Walker – The joy of STEAM! […]Read Post ›
We have been chugging along here at STEAM and Mid-November is already upon us. Peter Quilley spends a lot of his time with us on one of STEAM’s locomotives, King George V. He enjoys talking to visitors about engines and how they work. Recently he, and other volunteers have begun giving drop-in spotlight tours. If […]Read Post ›
The first two weeks of October have been very busy for STEAM’s Learning Team and our volunteers. Our bi-annual ‘We’ll Meet Again’ school event has seen a complete transformation across the Museum taking us back to World War Two. Schools really loved the activities, the atmosphere and the volunteers who brought the ‘past to life’. […]Read Post ›
One of our Meet The Railway Worker Volunteers tells us about his memories of growing up in the Railway Village.