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

We're Steaming Again! Weekends & Wednesdays from 14 April

Support us with a donation to our Diamond Jubilee Fund - Donate Now

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 - Mon 1 Mar 2021

CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS - The current National Lockdown means the Railway Centre is currently closed

STEAM DAYS RESUME AT WEEKENDS & WEDNESDAYS FROM 14 APRIL - Up to 20% off when you book in advance and all tickets backed by our LOCKDOWN GUARANTEE

Help support us at this difficult time - you can donate to our Diamond Jubilee Fund here.

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Getting here, loco roster, 10 things not to miss and accessibility information.

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