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Didcot Railway Centre

Railway

Great Western Society
Didcot
Oxfordshire
OX11 7NJ

Tel: +44 01235 817200

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Didcot Railway Centre

The Great Western Railway was incorporated in 1835 to build the railway from Bristol to London, designed and engineered by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Members of the Great Western Society have created a living museum at Didcot, based around the original engine shed and depot to which has been added a typical branchline and country station, signalling demonstrations and a recreation of Brunel's original broad gauge trackwork, complete with a replica of the Fire Fly locomotive built in 1840. There is a large collection of GWR steam locomotives, carriages and wagons. Steam days and special events throughout the year when you can ride in the 1930's trains. New for young visitors – train themed play park and dressing up area.

Travel by train – entrance through Didcot Parkway Station.

We welcome groups on any day we are open and groups can also visit by appointment when we are closed to the public.  

Awards

  • Visit England Awards -Code of Practice Code of Practice 2011
  • Tourism South East Award -13/14 Highly Commended - Beautiful South Awards for Excellence 13/14 Highly Commended - Beautiful South Awards for Excellence 2013
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member Tourism South East Member 2017
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence 2017

Gradings

  • Quality Assured Visitor Attraction VB Attraction
Quality Assured Visitor Attraction VB Attraction

Opening Times

2017 (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

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