Location
See what's on our doorstep.

See what's on our doorstep.

Malmesbury is tucked away in countryside famous for the landmarks of Isambard Brunel, who revolutionised modern engineering. A charming Wiltshire market town doesn’t sound like the sort of place to develop world-leading technology, but Dyson has settled in well.

 

Our secluded location helps us to protect our ideas and stay independent-minded. Just down the road are independent shops, restaurants and pubs often frequented by Dyson people – creating a campus-like community in the town.

 

Many people also live in the nearby cities of Bristol and Bath (where a young James Dyson invented his first vacuum cleaner). Use the map below to explore these and the other towns surrounding Malmesbury – all less than an hour away by car.

The surrounding area

Malmesbury
Bristol
Swindon
Gloucester
Bath
Stroud
Kemble
Chippenham
Cheltenham
Tetbury
Cirencester
Hullavington
    • Malmesbury

      Home of The Dyson Institute. There’s easy access to the M4, and plenty of walking and cycling routes into the Cotswolds. The small, historic town centre has some great pubs and cafés.

       

      Local websites

      • malmesbury.com
      • visitwiltshire.co.uk/towns-and-villages/malmesbury-p462443
      • discovermalmesbury.life/

    • Bristol

      Bristol is less than an hour’s drive from The Dyson Institute. There is a large Dyson lift share community and a shuttle bus to campus. It’s full of independent shops, bars, restaurants and events, with plenty of nightlife and music venues. There’s also a small airport. Dyson now also has a software and technology hub in Bristol which is home to a community of talented technologists.

    • Swindon

      Around 30 minutes’ drive from The Dyson Institute, Swindon has a large leisure centre, multiple cinemas, shops, restaurants, and out of town retail parks and outlets. It also has easy access to the M4.

    • Gloucester

      Gloucester combines historic architecture with a unique blend of festivals, entertainment, high street and specialist shops, and an array of tea shops, restaurants, bars and pubs. It’s overlooked by the Cotswold Hills and is just 50 minutes away from The Dyson Institute by car.

    • Bath

      About one hour’s drive from The Dyson Institute, Bath is a World Heritage Site city with beautiful architecture, two universities and plenty of exceptional pubs, bars and restaurants. It also has easy access to London and Bristol, and is surrounded by the rolling Somerset hills.

    • Stroud

      Stroud is just half an hour from The Dyson Institute and is brimming with independent shops and cafés. It hosts one of the best farmers’ markets in the country, and is set against the dramatic backdrop of the beautiful Five Valleys.

    • Kemble

      Kemble is an historic village within a 15 minute drive from The Dyson Institute. Direct trains from Kemble Station get you to London’s Paddington Station in less than an hour and a quarter.

    • Chippenham

      Just a 20 minute drive from The Dyson Institute, Chippenham has easy access to London and Bristol by train and car. It’s a market town with shops, restaurants and a local leisure centre. There’s also a shuttle bus to the Malmesbury campus.

    • Cheltenham

      Also about an hour’s drive from The Dyson Institute, Cheltenham is known as the food capital of the Cotswolds – you can get everything from a pastry to a Michelin star meal. It also boasts lots of shops, a cinema and the Sandford Parks Lido.

    • Tetbury

      Just a 10 minute drive from The Dyson Institute, Tetbury is a small market town with independent and antique shops, and easy access to the M4 and M5.

    • Cirencester

      20 minutes away from The Dyson Institute by car, Cirencester is a market town and is home to the Cotswold Water Park and the Royal Agricultural University. It has a good mix of chain and independent shops and restaurants.

    • Hullavington

      Dyson’s second UK technology campus, located on a former Royal Air Force base, opened in 2018. Sitting just five miles from our Malmesbury head office, Hullavington is the backdrop to some of our most exciting future discoveries.

    Visiting campus

    Unfortunately, due to the strict security restrictions on our site, we currently don’t offer regular open days or site visits. If this changes at any point, we will update the information on this page and allow you to register your interest in visiting our campus.

    Visiting campus

    Unfortunately, due to the strict security restrictions on our site, we currently don’t offer regular open days or site visits. If this changes at any point, we will update the information on this page and allow you to register your interest in visiting our campus.

    Travel information

    The nearest train stations to the Dyson Technology Campus are Chippenham and Kemble. Both are approximately 30 minutes away from Dyson by car. If you’re arriving or heading home by train, we recommend the following taxi companies to get you to and from campus:

    – V Cars Taxis: 01793 701777
    – Norman Webb Taxis: 01249 660022