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

What's Happening Soon...

For a full schedule of events see our calendar page:

Full Calendar

We are open only on days indicated by coloured blocks and closed on days shown as grey or blank.

Latest Information - Sat 2 Dec 2023

Next Discovery Days - 30/31 December

Next Event: Steam into Christmas - December 2/3, 9/10, 16/17, 21-23

The Railway Centre is currently closed on Weekdays

What's Next

Discovery Days 2023

Discovery Days

Weekends in November - With no trains running, explore our 21 acre living museum at leisure and get close to our exhibits

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Steam Days 2024

Steam Days 2024

2024 Steam Days. Unlimited steam train rides. Explore our 21 acre living museum and experience 200 years of railway heritage

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Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

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

Visitors’ Views

A wonderful centre for steam buffs, families and friends - This is a wonderful centre for steam buffs, families and friends to spend a good few hours together, wandering around this large site, with so much to see and do. There are many plaques explining the history of the various artefcts and buildings on display. Picnic tables are available for those who want to bring their own food; and alternatively, there is a sizeable and well-stocked cafe for snacks and beverages.
The number of working steam engines in the engine shed was amazing!

- johnhenden - June-23

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