Living Museum of the Great Western Railway

Welcome to Didcot Railway Centre

Explore the unique collection of Great Western Railway steam locomotives, carriages, wagons, buildings and small artefacts at our 21 acre living museum set around the original 1932 Engine Shed

Help support us as we mark our 60th Anniversary and rebuild post Covid - donate to our Diamond Jubilee Fund.

2022 Calendars now on sale in our Shop

The best of yesterday, history presented at its finest - A wonderful step back in time. Plenty of space to move around and see exhibits, everyone is friendly (including the steam engines). You really can't go wrong if you have a day out here. There is a good guidebook which helps in seeing much that is there, complete with detail and style. A great gift shop and a great cuppa made the day even better. This was my first time there, and on the basis of my first visit, I very much wish to visit again.

- Elizabeth E - July 2020

Latest Information - Thu 2 Dec 2021

Steam into Christmas - Take a steam train to visit Santa 4/5, 11/12, 18/19 and 21-23 December

The Railway Centre is closed on all other days in December


GWS AGM - 16-Oct-21 - Recording now available - See Members' Area

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