We need to create an attractive destination which can not only care for and display the collections, but also celebrate the best of Swindon’s great heritage of creativity and innovation, bringing together all of the town’s rich history, and looking to the future. The original site was chosen to create the core of a new Cultural Quarter, bringing together the Wyvern Theatre, Central Library and community cultural organisations like Prime Theatre, Shoebox Theatre, Artsite and the Museum of Computing. A central location could not only make our heritage accessible to all of Swindon’s residents, but also bring visitors and investment into the town, re-vitalising the town centre.
A stimulating education centre to inspire young people to reach their true potential.
New, bespoke art galleries to display our exceptional collections, which are accessible to all.
Vibrant touring exhibition space, enhancing and attracting visitors from elsewhere.
Café, bar and restaurant for a town centre catch-up or an evening out.
Stunning immersive galleries that display our exceptional collections, which are accessible to all.
A gallery dedicated to science and technology, celebrating the genius of Swindon through its scientific and engineering history.
Our nationally significant Modern British Art collection along with our museum collection, which includes collections of geology, archaeology, the natural world and social history, reflecting Swindon's history from the Cretaceous Era to the present day. We are also working with a range of partners, including the Science Museum, UK Research & Innovation, and the UK Space Agency to offer visitors new insights into art, heritage, science and technology.
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