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



Coronavirus: The Centre is CLOSED until further notice.

We will continue to monitor the situation and advice from the Government and Public Health England and will review the position frequently and will re-open when it is safe and responsible to do so.


Help us look ahead and restore locomotive 1466 for our 60th Anniversary

Great Afternoon Out - Came with my husband and twins, my twin boy is a real seven year old rail enthusiast. Very welcoming, very interesting and he loved it. Really appreciated the time that staff spent with us - one in particular at the signal box - to explain and answer our questions

- Alison Whitehead-Shah - March 2020

What's on today - Sunday 31 May 2020

Sorry, the Railway Centre is closed today, and will remain closed until further notice.

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Getting here, loco roster, 2020 brochure download & accessibility information.


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

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