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April 2020

GWR Factory Tour

April 4, 2020 @ 10:00 - 12:00

Our popular free walking tour of the surviving buildings of the ex-GWR Works takes up to two hours. The tour focuses on the listed Joseph Armstrong buildings of the Designer Outlet but also refers to others on the old factory site, including STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway, The Managers Office, the Chain Test shop and the ex-drawing and administrative offices that are now Historic England’s Archive and English Heritage’s offices. We include anecdotes from Rodbournite and ex-GWR…

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July 2020

GWR Factory Tour

July 18, 2020 @ 10:00 - 12:00

Our popular free walking tour of the surviving buildings of the ex-GWR Works takes up to two hours. The tour focuses on the listed Joseph Armstrong buildings of the Designer Outlet but also refers to others on the old factory site, including STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway, The Managers Office, the Chain Test shop and the ex-drawing and administrative offices that are now Historic England’s Archive and English Heritage’s offices. We include anecdotes from Rodbournite and ex-GWR…

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August 2020

GWR Factory Tour

August 29, 2020 @ 10:00 - 12:00

Our popular free walking tour of the surviving buildings of the ex-GWR Works takes up to two hours. The tour focuses on the listed Joseph Armstrong buildings of the Designer Outlet but also refers to others on the old factory site, including STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway, The Managers Office, the Chain Test shop and the ex-drawing and administrative offices that are now Historic England’s Archive and English Heritage’s offices. We include anecdotes from Rodbournite and ex-GWR…

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September 2020

GWR Factory Tour

September 12, 2020 @ 10:00 - 12:00

Our popular free walking tour of the surviving buildings of the ex-GWR Works takes up to two hours. The tour focuses on the listed Joseph Armstrong buildings of the Designer Outlet but also refers to others on the old factory site, including STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway, The Managers Office, the Chain Test shop and the ex-drawing and administrative offices that are now Historic England’s Archive and English Heritage’s offices. We include anecdotes from Rodbournite and ex-GWR…

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GWR Factory Tour

September 13, 2020 @ 10:00 - 12:00

Our popular free walking tour of the surviving buildings of the ex-GWR Works takes up to two hours. The tour focuses on the listed Joseph Armstrong buildings of the Designer Outlet but also refers to others on the old factory site, including STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway, The Managers Office, the Chain Test shop and the ex-drawing and administrative offices that are now Historic England’s Archive and English Heritage’s offices. We include anecdotes from Rodbournite and ex-GWR…

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November 2020

GWR Factory Tour

November 14, 2020 @ 10:00 - 12:00

Our popular free walking tour of the surviving buildings of the ex-GWR Works takes up to two hours. The tour focuses on the listed Joseph Armstrong buildings of the Designer Outlet but also refers to others on the old factory site, including STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway, The Managers Office, the Chain Test shop and the ex-drawing and administrative offices that are now Historic England’s Archive and English Heritage’s offices. We include anecdotes from Rodbournite and ex-GWR…

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December 2020

GWR Factory Tour

December 5, 2020 @ 10:00 - 12:00

Our popular free walking tour of the surviving buildings of the ex-GWR Works takes up to two hours. The tour focuses on the listed Joseph Armstrong buildings of the Designer Outlet but also refers to others on the old factory site, including STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway, The Managers Office, the Chain Test shop and the ex-drawing and administrative offices that are now Historic England’s Archive and English Heritage’s offices. We include anecdotes from Rodbournite and ex-GWR…

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GWR Factory Tour

December 6, 2020 @ 10:00 - 12:00

Our popular free walking tour of the surviving buildings of the ex-GWR Works takes up to two hours. The tour focuses on the listed Joseph Armstrong buildings of the Designer Outlet but also refers to others on the old factory site, including STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway, The Managers Office, the Chain Test shop and the ex-drawing and administrative offices that are now Historic England’s Archive and English Heritage’s offices. We include anecdotes from Rodbournite and ex-GWR…

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December 2021

GWR Factory Tours

December 4, 2021 @ 10:00 - 12:00
Designer Outlet Swindon, Kemble Drive
Swindon, Wiltshire SN2 2DY United Kingdom
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We are conducting our popular GWR Factory History tour of the Swindon Designer Outlet Joseph Armstrong buidings to coincide with the GWR STEAM Museum's Christmas event on the 4th & 5th of December. The tour features the history of all the ex GWR workshops contained in the Designer Outlet as well as adjacent buidings including the famous works hooter illustrated by photographs and plans of the works. Joseph Armstrong seemed to be eclipsed in books about the Swindon factory by…

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GWR Factory Tours

December 5, 2021 @ 10:00 - 12:00
Designer Outlet Swindon, Kemble Drive
Swindon, Wiltshire SN2 2DY United Kingdom
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Free

We are conducting our popular GWR Factory History tour of the Swindon Designer Outlet Joseph Armstrong buidings to coincide with the GWR STEAM Museum’s Christmas event on the 4th & 5th of December. The tour features the history of all the ex GWR workshops contained in the Designer Outlet as well as adjacent buidings including the famous works hooter illustrated by photographs and plans of the works. Joseph Armstrong seemed to be eclipsed in books about the Swindon factory by…

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