Meet The Railway Workers

Here at STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway, we have an amazing team of volunteers. On Saturdays we get to ‘Meet the Railway Workers’ and chat to them about the jobs they had on the railway and learn how steam engines work.

It is nearly time for the Summer Break and many of you may be wondering where to take your children and grandchildren. Our volunteers would love to see you on Meet the Railway Worker Saturdays. Check times here.

They really enjoy talking to visitors about the history of Swindon Works and our locomotives like the fantastic Caerphilly Castle and King George V.

Each month we are going to showcase a member of our volunteer team. They will tell you what they do and why they love it here at STEAM!


In the meantime, have a look at what some of our visitors say about ‘Meet the Railway Workers’:

“An opportunity to gain first hand knowledge and experience of what life was like on the Great Western Railway.”

“Very helpful and knew their subject. Interesting to talk to.”

“So much more info and knowledge by talking, asking questions and trying out on the footplate than any info boards or films.”

“A first class museum with excellent exhibits. Workers were friendly, informative and helpful. Also they were very good with children.”

“Great day out for the grandchildren and their grandparents.”

“City of Truro – fab gentleman answered all out questions and showed us what was needed for the train to start its journey. PS – Awesome museum, thank you!”

“An excellent museum for toddlers and adults – thanks.”

“Everything was great! Hearing the stories and experiences of the former workers, the educational areas for the kids, especially the train footplates and my sons favourite the signal box.”

We look forward to seeing you over the Summer Holidays!


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