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Friends have been supporting Swindon Museum and Art since 1993.

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Friends enjoy a diverse programme of events including talks and trips.

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Katie Ackrill giving a lunchtime talk at the Civic Offices.

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Friend's 30th anniversary celebrations at Christ Church.

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Friends of Museum and Art Swindon

We are a voluntary organisation helping to promote and support Museums & Art in Swindon, raising its profile by social media posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


  • A practical way to support Swindon Museums and Art
  • A programme of Zoom lectures and trips
  • Regular email updates/ online newsletter
  • Displays of the collections can be seen at the Civic Offices, STEAM and Highworth Museum

What do the Friends do?:

  • Support the preservation and conservation of the collections.
  • Help expand the collections by funding new acquisitions.
  • Hold educational Zoom sessions each month.
  • Would like to volunteer and support museum activities.
  • Develop relationships with Swindon Borough Council.

To become a Friend you can join online by clicking the link below. It’s £15 for individual membership/ £30 joint membership.

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Stonehenge In The 20th Century - Image Stonehenge Stereoview

Stonehenge in the 20th Century

29/11/2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm -

This talk by Susan Greaney of Exeter university will chart the fascinating story of Stonehenge over the 20th century. It’ll do so  through historic photographs and personal stories that tell of some key moments and memories.

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Richard Osgood From The MOD -

Richard Osgood MOD Oct 2023

25/10/2023 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm -

On 25th October 2023, the Friends of Museum and Art Swindon will welcome Richard Osgood. Richard will deliver a talk on his work with Operation Nightingale, advising Philip Pullman and his work so far.

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A Crowd In The Museum And Art Gallery When It Was Still Open - Annual General Meeting 2022

Annual General Meeting 2022

Annual General Meeting 2022 The 2022 AGM of the Friends of Museum and Art Swindon is happening on: Wednesday the…

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Lucy Abel Smith - Virus {Large} By Joanne Risley

Lucy Abel Smith

28/09/2022 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm -

Lucy Abel Smith and her husband, David, are well know to the Friends for the Biennial fresh air sculpture exhibitions at their home in the old rectory. Indeed, some of the Friends enjoyed a delightful evening wandering around the gardens at Quenington, admiring the sculptures and drinking wine, earlier this summer.

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