Enjoy a great family day out and get up close and personal with the wonderful collection of Great Western Railway steam locomotives, carriages, wagons, buildings and small relics based around the original 1930s Engine Shed.
Didcot Railway Centre
Families can follow the Archie Trail around the Centre’s 20 acres, learn how steam engines work in the Science, Learning & Railways Exhibition and experience war time in the Air Raid shelter. They have a recreation of Brunel’s Broad Gauge and the two replica Broad Gauge locomotives are on display.
A lovely picnic area by the Turntable where kids can play and families can watch trains go past, even when there are not any trains running. The Refreshment Rooms serve hot and cold food and snacks, including homemade cakes, and visitors can buy souvenirs in the Shop.
One price gets all – once you have paid your admission, there are no extra charges for any of the Centre’s attractions and when there are running the trains, visitors can enjoy unlimited train rides.
Access to Didcot Railway Centre is through Didcot Parkway Station and up an unavoidable flight of 18 steps though once inside the Centre there is level access to most areas.