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

Wonderful, relaxed, day out - We visited on a Saturday, for one of the non-operation open days. It was wonderful to be able to wander round pretty much everywhere, with no crowds, no queuing, and no rush to catch trains, or find a seat. We were able to look at all aspects of railways, in close up, with my little boy. Beautiful weather helped, and we were able to eat outside twice. Very keen volunteers in the signalling demo, who looked immensely happy signalling trains. The multi-story is a short hike, but good value, and plenty of spaces.

- Prairie Sun - March 2022

Latest Information - Mon 23 May 2022

Next Steam Days - May 28/29, June 2-5

Next Discovery Days - Wednesdays in May and on Jun 1

The Railway Centre is open only on Weekends, Wednesdays and Bank Holidays in May

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Discovery Days 2022

Discovery Days

Wednesdays in May and June 1 - Why not explore our 21 acre living museum at your leisure and get close up to our exhibits?

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