Heelis, National Trust Headquarters (2.2 miles)
Heelis, the headquarters of the National Trust has become an attraction in its’ own right. This award winning building is a remarkable example of innovative and sustainable construction and was designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley in 2005.
Tours of the building take place most Fridays at 12.30, but they do have to be booked in advance on 01793 817575. A virtual tour is available at the reception during normal opening hours.
Great Western Railway Steam Museum (3.3 miles)
Set in the heart of the former Swindon Railway works, the museum tells the story of the men and women who built. Operated and travelled on the Great Western Railway.
The story is brought to light with videos mixing rare archive film footage with the stories of ex railway workers, hands on exhibits, interactive displays, famous locomotives and memorabilia.
Outside of London, Swindon Art Gallery has established a reputation of having one of the best displays of 20th Century British Art.
Entrance to both the art gallery and museum is free and they are open Wednesday to Saturday 11.00 am until 3.00 pm.
Avebury was constructed around 2,600 BC during the Neolithic or New Stone Age, the monument comprises of a large henge with an outer stone circle and 2 inner circles.
Unique amongst megalithic monuments, Avebury contains the largest stone circle in Europe.