Didcot Railway Centre, Didcot

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  • we have been to Didcot four times now and it has got bigger and better each time! I'm not a huge train fan but my husband and our children are but evan I'm not bored when at Didcot! the train rides ar...  more »
  • Easy access from Didcot GWR station across the platform turn right and up some steps and voila. There is a wide range of steam strain machinery, trucks, coaling station, even war memorabilia(you can g...  more »
  • Being a railway enthusiast I was looking forward to my visit to Didcot. I was disappointed because although the site was well kept, the carriages where there was a book library was closed, the model r...  more »
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  • If you arrive early on special days great value. If like me you arrive 2 hours before the end £25 is a bit steep. However there is a concession if you book in advance £22 online. I think it's the best hands on railway in the UK. I will probably book online for tomorrow as I have the day off work. The one star is for the fact I did not notice the extra add on to the price and the website said £20 plus admin fees.
  • This is a great day out. Very nostalgic looking around and going inside all the steam engines. Plus the train rides back and forth. Lots of history here. Used in several films. All staff voluntary and very friendly. Great to hear the steam trains rolling down the tracks. Museum and small cafe on site.
  • 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.
  • great lovely place, loved riding on the steam trains, lovely friendly staff all volunteers what s great job they do. love walking on the tracks. seeing and hearing the trains
  • A wonderful place to go with the kids. There's a short walk from the parking to the museum through the rail station. Nice picnic area, a cafe with decent food.

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