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 - Fri 19 Aug 2022

GWS Statement Regarding 7027 THORNBURY CASTLE

Next Steam Days - Weekends & Wednesdays in August

Next Discovery Days - Thursdays & Fridays in August

The Railway Centre is closed on Mondays & Tuesdays in August (Except for Bank Holiday Monday)


What's Next

Steam Days

Steam Days

Weekends and Wednesdays during the Summer - Unlimited steam train rides; 200 years of railway heritage & much more!

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Discovery Days 2022

Discovery Days

Thursdays and Fridays during the Summer - Explore our 21 acre living museum at leisure and get close to our exhibits

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Plan Your Visit

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



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