Swindon Museum has displays of local history, archaeology and geology.
The museum displays tell the story of Swindon's Jurassic past, its connections with the Roman Empire and the more recent social history of this thriving town.
Unusual exhibits include:
- Items from the Roman villa site at Groundwell Ridge in North Swindon, including remains of wall plaster, tiles and a silver bowl
- A rare Roman wine strainer discovered in the Wanborough area
- Unique Roman lead casket and glass urn
- A 4.5m (15ft) Indian crocodile
- An Egyptian mummy of a 12-year-old boy
The museum is housed in a listed building, adjacent to the art gallery on the corner of Bath Road and Victoria Road in Swindon's Old Town.
There is also a programme of temporary exhibitions taken from the museum collections, the Swindon Collection of Modern British Art and the Swindon Collection of British Studio Ceramics.
Swindon Museum and Art Gallery