Didcot Railway Centre is located in Didcot. Plan your visit to Didcot Railway Centre and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Didcot itinerary builder.
Create a full Didcot itinerary
Unable to display map at this time. Please try again later.
Plan your trip to Didcot
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Plans in Oxfordshire by other users
36 days in England BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM INDIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in United Kingdom & Dublin BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Oxford BY A USER FROM TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Wheatley BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Oxford BY A USER FROM ISRAEL August, kids, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Didcot BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 21 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE July, teens, kids, relaxing, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Oxfordshire BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Oxford BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in England BY A USER FROM CANADA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in England BY A USER FROM CANADA November, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
Finally got round to visiting Didcot after many years driving past and seeing the signs on the A34. Parking convenient, but expensive in the car park across the road next to the pub (you need to phone... more »
We visited the centre today and we're lucky it was a glorious sunny day. Expected it to be heaving with people but it was pleasantly quiet. Quite pricey but money goes to a worthy cause. Saw lots of e... more »
Took small boy (10) for a half term day out, there was some rain but it didn't matter. Lots to see inside and you can shuttle back and forth on the two trains that were running. Check trains are on wh... more »
Visited on 05.11.16. This place not worth your money and especially your time. The Engine shed and museum were closed, but staff informed us about this after payment was done. The exhibits have not so much information or sometimes without it at all. Carriage display - this is just workshop where they repair old carriages, but not real display (No one coach finished, no one open for visit inside, no any information about them). So, it looks like you paid just for a walk in industrial site full of rubbish in disorder and lack of organisation. Cafe looks unattractive. The interactive stuff at Science learning coach mainly out of order... We were extremely disappointed. Just one star because this is minimum possible in this system. This place deserve ZERO.
I could spend hours here..... The broad gauge track and locomotives are fascinating. One can freely wander around the locomotives in the main shed. On running days, there are unlimited train rides available. The volunteers there are friendly and willing to tell you about things. Decent cafe with sensibly priced food.
This is the best places to go to. To learn about the great western railway. The food top class. I would like to see a model railway layout showing all different types of loco on the GWR.
First visit to Didcot Railway Centre in about 15 years, and I was not disappointed. It was wonderful to see the mighty King Edward II in steam! It was fantastic to get in amongst all of the engines and carriages, sidings and workshops. Lots to explore! The transfer shed was especially captivating. The food was good, although quite expensive. The shop was okay, but I would have liked to see a bit more of a range of products. Entry price was fair, especially when you consider just how much it must cost to run a heavy express steam locomotive for a long day. I'll definitely be visiting again!
I visited on a non steam day. Entrance to the site is through Didcot station and the entrance door is just near the stairs to platform 4 and 5. There are steps up from the station but the rest is flat and accessible for prams and buggies. The museum had many interesting exhibits, but there isn't any time line, or an explanation of how GWR came into being and how it developed, which would help casual visitors. Likewise the carriage sheds and loco sheds have minimal information on most exhibits although some locos do have a full written history. The café/restaurant is of a very good standard with a lot of tasty home made food available particularly on In Steam Days. Prices are fairly reasonable for what you get. On busy days table sharing is likely as there are 8 seats per table. The facilities were all clean and in good condition. There's also a couple of carriages that have been converted into an interactive suite for children, to do with science. Overall an enjoyable visit.
Side trips from Didcot
Visit for: 2h 30min
Visit for: 1h 30min
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
Visit for: 3h
Visit for: 2h 30min
Hawk Conservancy Trust
Visit for: 2h 30min
Cotswold Falconry Centre
Visit for: 2h 30min
Are you the owner of this business?Click here for promotion tips.