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

Different to other steam railway experiences - Because it is really a depot and can be described as an outdoor museum. Plenty of old trains and rolling stock to see and you can ride some albeit on a very small demonstration line. But for a different steam experience this is recommended. Maybe best to go on an event day.
- Christopher F

What's on today - Sunday 20th Oct 2019

Exhibition Day

Swindon Panel Demonstrations

Well worth a visit to get up and close to railway history. Friendly and obliging staff keen to share their enthusiasm and love for GWR history. Unlike other heritage railways, all the attractions within one site so easy to see everything.

- TheScillyIsles

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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