Living Museum of the Great Western Railway

Welcome to Didcot Railway Centre

Come and see our visiting locomotives - No. 813 and No. 31 'Sir Robert McAlpine'

Next Running Days - Half-Term Steam Days: 26, 27, 30 Oct & 2, 3 Nov

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

Grandson never wants to leave! - What a great place for train enthusiasts especially the younger ones. There’s so much information for them to take on board . Lots of things to interact with and good amenities.

- Ruthjaney - Oxfordshire

What's on today - Sunday 20th Oct 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

Apple Day

Apple Day

Sunday October 27 Sustainable Didcot invite you to bring along your apples for pressing!

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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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