The museum has been closed to the public for many years and has been neglected despite the efforts of local heritage volunteers.
This is the latest blow to Swindon's heritage in recent weeks. If you care about our town's history you might like to join a new facebook group called Save Swindon's Heritage.
You may also like to sign the petition to save the Health Hydro from development plans proposed by GLL.
And if you want to know more about our town's fascinating and understated history buy a copy of Swindon Heritage available online or from our various outlets, including Central Library and WH Smith.