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

Fabulous for All Ages - It’s a railway preservation centre more than a museum, a real hands on experience with live steam, rides, climb aboard and so much to see, to do and to photograph. Add great cafe, shops, picnic areas with playgrounds and so many exhibits this is both a rail enthusiasts’ and a childrens’ dream, great for all ages. You’ll want to spend most of the day here. Fantastic… oh, and staffed by a team of exceptionally interested and knowledgeable volunteers. The best thing to do in Oxford for sure

- Jeremy J - Abergavenny - August 2023

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