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 - Wed 6 Dec 2023

Next Discovery Days - 30/31 December and Weekends in January

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

The Railway Centre is currently closed on Weekdays (Other than 21/22 December).  We are also closed on Sunday 24 December

What's Next

Discovery Days 2023

Discovery Days

30/31 December - 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

Truly Magical Experience - Thank you to everyone for a truly magical experience. You were all so helpful and full of Christmas spirit, my grandchildren had a wonderful time. We loved meeting Santa and his helpers, looking around the engine sheds, and the train rides reminded me what it was like to travel when I was a child. To cap it all , the children received some amazing presents. Everyone took so much time to ensure we had a joyous day.... and we did. Thank you.

- Nicky Farmer - December 2022

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