When Swindon's iconic Steam Museum opened in 2000 to preserve and celebrate the history of the Great Western Railway, not many people expected it to be filled with glitterballs and dad dancing.

But that's exactly what the museum's Great Hall will look like on Friday, October 18.

The popular company Silent Discos in Incredible Places is set to bring its party to one of Swindon's most iconic venues, along with some of the UK's best 80s DJs playing everyone's favourite tunes.

Having previously hosted events in places such as Reading Abbey Ruins and Manchester Cathedral, the disco company now promises "Swindon Steam Museum illuminated like you've never seen it before" and a "feel good experience."

Disco lovers are getting ready to dance the night away inside Swindon's Steam Museum.Disco lovers are getting ready to dance the night away inside Swindon's Steam Museum. (Image: Newsquest)

The unusual event is expected to be a sell-out, and of the 1,000 tickets that were on sale, only 300 remain.

"After selling out our first show in Swindon Steam Museum, we are pleased to announce we are returning," said a spokesperson for Silent Discos in Incredible Places.

"Once again, we are astounded by the interest so far.

"You can expect hundreds of like-minded 80s fans singing their hearts out whilst wearing state-of-the-art LED headphones."

The event will be strictly over 18s and ID will be checked at the door. Session times run from 6.30pm to 9pm for those wanting an early evening, or 9.30pm to midnight for the night owls.