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Didcot Railway Centre, Didcot

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  • Whilst you can SEE the Centre, getting at it is another matter. The "brown" road signs leave you short. For reference its foot access only through Didcot Parkway station. Parking is opposite the stati...  more »
  • Nothing exciting at the station but there is a seating area inside and a coffee shop. The service was good and the atmosphere too.  more »
  • This was my first visit the railway centre and I had a fantastic day. My partner and I took our 9 month old son and he enjoyed it as much as us. We were able to ride on a steam and Diesel engine as ma...  more »
  • A very large railway museum with a variety of engines. Prices are reasonable and it's very easy to spend a few hours here. There are two tracks that have operational trains on, either steam or diesel, and informative boards around the place which encourages you to explore around. In the sheds there are a number of engines that are either under restoration or available for you to stand on the footplate. To get into the place you have to go through Didcot railway station, which is a bit unusual, but just ask the polite attendant on the barriers to go through. There is a restraunt on site, which served up delicious and large meal portions. Many volunteers are working on various areas and are friendly to speak to and ask any questions, who provide insightful answers.
  • Mecca for steam enthusiasts. A little oasis in the midst of the surrounding mainline tracks. Walk through the mainline station to gain access. Steam shed with a fantastic collection of engines. Steam runs of special days. Broad gauge steam too. Signalling display. Great family day out.
  • Gem of a place to take steam train mad boys. Lots of old locos on display in the shed. Make sure you check the steam days on the website before planning your visit. Thomas days are very popular with toddlers. They will admit a carer free with a disabled visitor, but there is a flight of stairs that can't be avoided to reach the centre. Cafe is ok, not great.
  • A great living exhibition of the Great Western Railway. Train rides and static displays. Prepare to spend the day there, there is a lot to see.
  • Great day out for children and adults. Fair bit of walking required though

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