Museum & Art Swindon open its doors!

Museum & Art Swindon opened its doors to the public on Tuesday 9 July 2024, at its new location in the Civic Offices in Euclid Street. The Civic Offices make the incredible collection of artwork and artefacts more accessible to more people.

At the new, free-to-enter location, visitors can enjoy 40% more exhibition space than before. This will allow Museum & Art Swindon to showcase more of its collection and create a welcoming environment for staff, volunteers, and researchers, presenting an opportunity to restart the volunteers’ programme. There is also a dedicated space for school trips, with a classroom and lunchroom.

Opening exhibitions for the museum include:

  • Elisabeth Frink: A View from Within – supported by Wessex Museums through NPO funding.
  • Double Take – explores inspiration and creativity using artworks from the Museum & Art Swindon collections alongside works produced by 200 Swindon school children
  • Pieces of Me – an exploration of identity through art, co-curated with young people from Swindon
  • Origins – an exhibition showcasing some of the diverse material collected by Museum & Art Swindon since its inception
  • The History of Swindon – galleries telling the history of Swindon from the Jurassic period up to today.  
MAS - Elisabeth Frink A view from within

Linda Kasmaty, Chair of the Friends of Museum & Art Swindon, said: “We’re very pleased and excited that Museum & Art Swindon is opening and look forward to continuing to support them in their new premises on the first floor of the Civic Offices, and publicising the museum and art gallery which we predict will become a cultural beacon, attracting visitors from not only within Swindon but surrounding areas. 

Photo credit: Museum & Art Swindon - Origins exhibition and MAS reception (cover)
Museum & Art Swindon - Elisabeth Frink exhibition at MAS (main body)

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