Living Museum of the Great Western Railway

Welcome to Didcot Railway Centre

See our unique collection of Great Western Railway steam engines, coaches, wagons, buildings and small relics based around the original 1930s engine shed

Next Special Event - A Festive Day Out with Thomas - Weekends 30 Nov - 22 Dec

Exhibition Only Days - Visited on a Friday lunchtime, very quiet so was able to wander around and explore. Discovered volunteers working on restoration projects who were all happy to explain what was going on. Lunch in the refreshment room was bonus with a hot meal cooked to order. Parking across road at the pay and display carpark was easy and just a short walk through the mainline station subway to gain access to the centre.

- Derek S

What's on today - Sunday 17th Nov 2019

Exhibition Day

Swindon Panel Demonstrations

Full of history for the GWR buff or anyone who loves steam trains and railways - My husband and I were part of a group that visited the Centre for half a day and we thought that that was not long enough. So at the next available opportunity we revisited the Centre to "finish" our tour. The Centre was very quiet on the day of our second visit but the staff were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. An excellent day. Thank you, Didcot Railway Centre.

- Jillonadayout - Bedford - July 2019

On Arrival

Our entrance is through the ticket hall and original steam age subway of Didcot Parkway station.

Please advise GWR ticket barrier staff at the mainline station that you are visiting the Centre and they will allow you access. (You will need to show your Railway Centre tickets when you exit).

Getting Here & Parking

Accessibility Guide

What's Next

Plan Your Visit

Opening times. admission charges, how to get here, loco roster and accessibility information.

Centre Guide

to our historic buildings, locomotives, rolling stock and the exciting things to see and do.

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Help us maintain and run the railway, join the Great Western Society or help raise funds.

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