The Festival of Tomorrow - Plan your week
The Festival of Tomorrow - Plan your week

Plan your week

Please make sure you bring all your tickets with you for admission and any pre-booked talks and shows. You can print them off or show them on your mobile device. 
If you have booked for talks and shows, we recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before the start of your first session, to allow time to check in and make your way through the venue. 
We hate to leave seats empty, so for free events, unbooked, or unused seats will be allocated to walk-up visitors on first-come, first-served basis, so do arrive on time if you have booked tickets.
The Festival of Tomorrow - Plan your week
This year the Festival of Tomorrow Finale is being held at The Deanery CE Academy, Peglars Way, Swindon SN1 7DA
 
By bus: Swindon's Bus Company Service #11 or Stagecoach Route #9 (Get off at Waitrose)
 
On foot / by bike - The Deanery is a pleasant walk along the Canal Towpath from the town centre or the Old Railway Line from Old Town
 
By car or taxi: Use the address above in google maps or What3Words - medium best grapes https://w3w.co/medium.best.grapes 
 
Free car parking for up to 192 cars is available on site. However, parking may get very busy at peak times, so please plan ahead and leave at least 30 minutes to park before any talks and shows or use alternative methods of transport if you can.
 
Please make sure you bring all your tickets with you for admission and any pre-booked talks and shows. You can print them off or show them on your mobile device. 
 
We hate to leave seats empty, so for free events, unbooked, or unused seats will be allocated to walk-up visitors on first-come, first-served basis.
The Festival of Tomorrow - Plan your week

The Luma exhibit and activities will be Free to attend all half term week. With plenty of drop-in activities programmed all week, there's no need to book. 

If you walk to STEAM from the Swindon Railway Station, Town Centre or Bus Station, it is likely to take you 10 – 20 minutes depending on your pace.  Parking is avaiable in the Swindon Designer Outlet North Car Park, and Disabled Parking is available at the front of the museum.

To access the Festival events, walk past the main entrance to STEAM and head for the Festival banners at the end of the building!

https://www.steam-museum.org.uk/visit/getting-here/

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The Festival of Tomorrow - Plan your week

From an all-week AR Space Trail, to science buskers and robots, there will be events popping up all week. 

If you walk to the Outlet from the Swindon Railway Station, Town Centre or Bus Station, it is likely to take you 10 – 20 minutes depending on your pace.  Parking is available in the Swindon Designer Outlet North Car Park (Kemble Drive, SN2 2NA) and and West Car Park (Penzance Drive, SN5 7JL).

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The Festival of Tomorrow - Plan your week
The Festival of Tomorrow - Plan your week
This year the in-person Festival of Tomorrow is being held at The Deanery CE Academy, Peglars Way, Swindon SN1 7DA
 
By bus: Swindon's Bus Company Service #11 or Stagecoach Route #9 (Get off at Waitrose)
 
On foot / by bike - The Deanery is a pleasant walk along the Canal Towpath from the town centre or the Old Railway Line from Old Town
 
By car or taxi: Use the address above in google maps or What3Words - medium best grapes https://w3w.co/medium.best.grapes 
 
Free car parking for up to 192 cars is available on site. However, parking may get very busy at peak times, so please plan ahead and leave plenty of time to park before any talks and shows or use alternative methods of transport if you can.
The Festival of Tomorrow - Plan your week
Admission and check in
 
Please make sure you bring all your tickets with you for admission and any pre-booked talks and shows. You can print them off or show them on your mobile device. 
If you have booked for talks and shows, we recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before the start of your first session, to allow time to check in and make your way through the venue. 
 
Refreshments
 
The Cornerstone Café will be open for hot and cold drinks, light lunches and snacks.
Hall & Woodhouse pub sits directly opposite the school, with great food and drink in a gorgeous canal-side atmosphere.
Waitrose is a five minute walk across the canal bridge.
Grandparent
Parent
Georgia, young visitor
Science Lead - Primary School
Parent

Simple activities that evoked so much discussion!

The activities were simple, but evoked so much discussion amongst the children and staff. Each activity brought science into the real world and helped children make that link between what they learn in class and everything they experience around theme that link between what they learn in class and everything they experience around them

- Swindon teacher

Highlight of school holiday week!

I visited with my children and they loved it, it was the highlight of their school holiday week. We will definitely come again next year!

- Parent

STEM to STEAM

In an increasingly robotised world, the need for human creativity, humanity and positive multidisciplinary collaborations has rarely felt more important. The role that the arts play, including in connecting people with science, technology, engineering and maths is essential. I look forward to visiting the Festival of Tomorrow, discovering & exploring developments. I congratulate Rod Hebden and the team in bringing this Festival to life.

- Carole Bent Founder : STEMtoSTEAM Suppers Creative Catalyst Art Partner

Great for the community.

Amazing! Great for the community, I adore this event

- Visitor

100% success!

The main reason we came was to show our children how interesting and entertaining science can be. The event succeeded 100% in doing this.

- Parent