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Didcot Railway Centre

Open Now: 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Reunion Visit

Have visited several times over the years . Improvements made each time. Ideal place for rail... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John H
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Steam day visit

Lovely little railway museum - lovely place to visit. Reasonably priced food in the canteen and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Claire M
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Didcot Railway Centre is a living history museum of the Great Western Railway set in 22 acres alongside Didcot Parkway Station. From Brunel's Broad Gauge to the modern trains running past, Didcot Railway Centre's unique collection of buildings...more
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Didcot Railway Centre Didcot PARKWAY Station Road, Didcot OX11 7NJ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a lovely day here on Saturday, really enjoyed the new signalling exhibition, lots of very knowledgable people showing us how it all worked. We enjoyed the rides on the trains and seeing up close all of the steam trains. The information provided was second...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have visited several times over the years . Improvements made each time. Ideal place for rail enthusiasts. Great Western Railway orientated and has days when there are locomotives in steam. A number of locomotives on view and a section of original broad gauge track A...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little railway museum - lovely place to visit. Reasonably priced food in the canteen and reasonable variety. Lovely kind staff. Just be aware that parking can be difficult. Lovely day out.More

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Ann M, Commercial Manager at Didcot Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. We're pleased you enjoyed your day and thank you for your comments about our lovely volunteers and staff. Sadly we don't have our own parking so visitors can only use the local Pay & Display car parks at the station....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Didcot Railway Centre, if you like The Great Western Railway this is heaven for you, though my purpose for me visit was to see both the broad-gauge locos.More

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Ann M, Commercial Manager at Didcot Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you. We're pleased you enjoyed your visit. Visitors can see 180 years of railway history from Brunel's Broad Gauge to the modern trains that run past the Centre. Our Broad Gauge engines, Fire Fly and Iron Duke, are on display in the Transfer Shed...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent an enjoyable afternoon here with my husband and sons, It is accessed by passing through Didcot Railway Station. Over the years we have visited many steam railway centres and we were impressed with the number and conditions of the engines on display at Didcot...More

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Ann M, Commercial Manager at Didcot Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback,. We are passionate about what we do and it's great when our efforts are appreciated. Visitors can explore the Centre at leisure and when we are running the trains (check our website for details) they can enjoy unlimited train rides...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good as usual, noticeably improved since last year. I do wish that something was done to provide disabled access, I realise the difficulties but there must be a solution.More

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Ann M, Commercial Manager at Didcot Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your feedback. It's great to hear that Didcot Railway Centre has improved and we hope you enjoyed our new exhibition, The Signalling Centre. We continue to look at options for improving access and have recently been awarded a grant to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A magnificent collection of locos and rolling stock representing the history and developement of the GWR.More

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Ann M, Commercial Manager at Didcot Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much. Our visitors can explore Didcot Railway Centre at their leisure and see 180 years of railway history from Brunel's Broad Gauge to the modern trains running past the Centre, as well as see some of our restoration workshops. Didcot Railway Centre...More

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

This is fascinating place to visit although it is hard to find. You have to go through Didcot Parkway station. There are two steam trains running with unlimited access to both within your ticket price as well as lots of other things to see. The...More

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Ann M, Commercial Manager at Didcot Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. We recognise that we can be difficult to find and we try and make it clear on our website that our entrance is through Didcot Parkway Station. Once in the Centre visitors can explore our 25 acres and visit the...More

Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

My friends and I visited here on the recent Steam Day, which was fantastic! It was great to go on the old carriages being pulled by the old locos. I think it is probably appreciated most by those already interested in railway history and trains,...More

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Ann M, Commercial Manager at Didcot Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. We're delighted that you enjoyed your day. On a steam day, visitors can enjoy unlimited train rides in genuine vintage carriages as well as explore Didcot Railway Centre at their leisure. The Centre tells the story of railways from the...More

Reviewed 9 August 2018

This is not an entertaining destination for the uneducated followers of rail travel. My wife and I took our 4 year old grandson who enjoyed the train ride, play area and ice cream shop . The rest of the displays are very engaging but one...More

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Ann M, Commercial Manager at Didcot Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Thank you for your feedback. We're pleased you enjoyed the train themed play park in our Picnic Area and the ice cream. The leaflet we give to visitors includes 10 things to do for families, including dressing up and making tickets in Welford Park Ticket...More

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Sorry I wouldn't know. Maybe you could look at their web site, it should have all the details on there.
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Yes. We welcome dogs with well behaved owners. Dogs must be kept on a lead.
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