Living Museum of the Great Western Railway

Visit 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

Why not come on a Festive Day Out With Thomas and meet Father Christmas?

Every weekend in December leading up to Christmas - For More Information or to Book

This is the second time my grandson and I have spent the day riding on Thomas the Tank Engine and visiting the Railway Centre with its Christmas treats.
I can’t praise this highly enough. It’s the nicest friendliest day you could wish for. The staff, all volunteers, are just wonderful. There is plenty to see and do. They put together a lovely Father Christmas grotto and handle the crowds with charm and warmth. The cafe serves simple home cooked food; the gift shop is great. There are games, stories and trains to explore, and you can ride one of the steam trains as many times as you like. My grandson loves it. Beats over-priced over-commercialised Winter Wonderlands etc hands down. We’ll be doing it again next year!

- Sbm261. Reading - 8-Dec-18

What's on today - Sunday 16th Dec 2018

Day Out With Thomas and meet Father Christmas

Important - Please Read

The entrance to Didcot Railway Centre is through the ticket hall & subway of Didcot Parkway railway station - Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 7NJ. Information about Parking.

There is an unavoidable flight of 18 steps at our only entrance. See our Access Statement for details.

What's Next

Plan Your Visit

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


Important Parking Information

Centre Guide

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

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