Didcot Railway Centre, Didcot

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  • August 20, 2017
    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 »
  • August 19, 2017
    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 »
  • August 17, 2017
    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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  • 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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