Scores of spectacular Swindogs said farewell in style at the Steam Museum.

The 72 sculptures featuring designs from local artists, community groups, and schools gathered in the Main Hall over the weekend to give visitors one last chance to enjoy their artistic splendour.

Crowds of people flocked to the venue to pose for photos with the colourful creations, buy souvenirs of the first-of-its-kind Big Dog Art Trail that has taken place in Swindon over the last few months, and  enter a raffle in a bid to win their own tiny Swinpup sculpture.

The raffle prizes were donated and designed by renowned artist Robert Mach in the style of his Tunnock’s tea cake-inspired Swindog called ‘Running with the Dogs’.

As our gallery pics show, the collection of amazing artworks looked lovely when brought together under one roof.

The 30 Swindogs - as well as four of the Swinpups - will find their forever homes at an auction happening this evening from 6.30pm to 9pm which will raise money for Julia's House children's hospice.

Charles Hanson, who is best known for his appearances as an antiques expert on the television programmes Bargain Hunt, Flog It! and Antiques Road Trip, will be the auctioneer.

People can register to bid at and book a £10 ticket to attend at