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A cutting edge venue for Swindon....

Who?

In September 2015, the Swindon Museum & Art Gallery Trust was formed, in partnership with Swindon Borough Council, to create a new world-class museum and art gallery in Swindon.

Our Mission

We will engage visitors with Swindon’s heritage of creativity and innovation, drawing from its past to inspire its future. We will support Swindon to bring cultural and economic benefit to all.

How?

The capital project is likely to be financed through a range of sources, including Swindon Borough Council, the Swindon & Wiltshire LEP, and support from private donors, grants and sponsorship.

So, what's the plan?


We will create one of the UK’s leading city museums and art galleries, fusing art, science, technology and social history in ground-breaking and imaginative ways. The learning and leisure opportunities that flow from it will enable people to engage with Swindon’s extraordinary role in the story of the UK, and see it reflected in their future. The town already has nationally significant collections of art, social history and archaeology, most of which cannot currently be harnessed. We will build on these collections, working with partners including the Science Museum, UK Research & Innovation, the UK Space Agency and the University of Wales, to offer visitors inspiration through art, heritage science and technology.

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How will it be financed?


Swindon Borough Council have previously committed £5 million along with making land available, whilst the Swindon & Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership have earmarked £1.35 million. We are grateful to have received support from a range of organisations, along with significant personal donations from our former Chair, Robert Hiscox. We will also need the support of additional companies, trusts, and individuals, to help us to transform the town for its people and for the benefit of the entire region.

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This project belongs to the people of Swindon and the UK, and can only happen with involvement of organisations and individuals who share our passion for our heritage of innovation and creativity. We would love you to join us to make the project a reality and bring the benefits to as many people as possible.

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Nationally renowned collections

The Swindon Collection is one of the most distinguished regional collections of modern British art in the UK. The collection deserves to be widely known and recognised, and to be used imaginatively to stimulate the enjoyment of art in a new generation.


Andrew Wilson, Curator, Tate Britain

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