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

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 - Monday 21 Sep 2020

Steam trains run on weekends and Wednesdays in September - book your tickets now.  

The Railway Centre is currently CLOSED on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

We are resuming activities safely, gradually and in accordance with government guidelines. All tickets must be booked in advance.

Numbers will be limited to ensure the safety of visitors and staff.

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS - RULE OF SIX. Government regulations mean we can only accept bookings for up to six people. We are legally required to share contact details with Public Health Track & Trace if requested.

October bookings now open - Autumn Steam Days and Heritage Diesel Days

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