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Science Museum at Wroughton - Swindon

SN4 9LT Wroughton, Great Britain (UK)

Floor area unfortunately not known yet  
Museum typ Exhibition
Technical Museum in general
  • Passenger cars
  • Air and Space (aviation, spaceflight etc.)
  • Printing technology

Opening times
The object stores are currently closed to the public due to redevelopment work.

Status from 02/2013
Temporary closed

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Location / Directions
N51.510556° W1.811944°N51°30.63336' W1°48.71664'N51°30'38.0016" W1°48'42.9984"

Description Like most museums, the Science Museum is able to display only a fraction of its collection at any one time. Of over 220,000 objects, around 8% are currently on display in our galleries at South Kensington, London. The remainder are stored at our small-object store in West London and at the Science Museum at Wroughton until they are needed for new exhibitions.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:


The Science Museum took ownership of the 545 acre former RAF Wroughton airfield in 1979, to be used as a storage facility for the largest objects of the Science Museum. A collection of approximately 26,000 objects is currently kept in six of the hangars, from the first hovercraft to MRI scanners, and computers to (de-activated) nuclear missiles. The store is particularly notable for its extensive collection of vintage aircraft, road transport vehicles, agricultural machinery and industrial collections.


The object collections at Wroughton are not normally open to the public, however "research" visits to see specific objects in store can be booked by application.

The Wood Press

The largest object at Wroughton is thought to be the Wood Press, part of the last working printing press in Fleet Street. The press was acquired in 2001 and weighs 140 tonnes. It is the size of two small houses.

Science Museum Library and Archives

The site is also home to the Science Museum Library and Archives, which are open to the public by appointment.

Selected large objects at Wroughton

* Douglas DC3 aircraft. * Ford Edsel motor car. * Boeing 247 aircraft. * Handley Page Gugnunc biplane. * Lockheed Constellation aircraft. presents here one of the many museum pages. We try to bring data for your direct information about all that is relevant. In the list (link above right) you find the complete listing of museums related to "Radio & Co." we have information of. Please help us to be complete and up to date by using the contact form above.



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