The Science Museum at Wroughton

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On a site of breathtaking scale near Swindon we store the large and iconic objects from the National Collections of the Science Museum... and we’ve got 18,000 of them.

The collections span the whole spectrum of scientific and technological interest for all ages, ranging from the giant Lockheed Constellation airliner to early computers, from bicycles to the massive Wood printing press, and from MRI scanners to hovercraft.

We currently only open the site to the public for special events. However, we plan to build a new facility on the site which will make our spectacular objects available to the public on a more regular basis. To sign up to our mailing list and find out more please contact us at

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Opening hours

Unfortunately the Science Museum at Wroughton is a busy working storage facility and due to the nature of the work is no longer open to the public.

Admission charges


Additional info

We open the collections to the public on selected weekends. These vary in theme and different parts of the collections may be viewed at different times. Entry to the Museum is generally free although there is a small charge for parking.

We are now home to the Science Museum Library which is open to the public via prior arrangement. One of the best science libraries in the world its 26 kilometres of shelving display original editions from scientific icons including Einstein, Galileo, Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin.

Home to the collections of the London Science Museum we store and conserve over 18,000 large objects including aircraft, cars and tractors, fire-fighting appliances, industrial production machinery, large scientific instruments, machine tools, motorcycles, printing, and telecommunications.

Collection details

Agriculture, Architecture, Aviation, Inland Waterways, Industry, Land Transport, Maritime, Photography, Science and Technology, Social History, Trade and Commerce

Key artists and exhibits

  • Although we are not currently open on a regular basis we plan to build a brand new museum facility on the Swindon site. This will allow us to provide public access to our spectacular objects on a regular basis.

The Science Museum at Wroughton
Hackpen Lane





01793 846200


01793 815413

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