Didcot Railway Centre, Oxfordshire OX11 7NJ
Tel: 01235 817200
Gerry Norris, a member of the Didcot Railway Centre Education Team, regularly takes a railway centre information stand to Model Railway Exhibitions.
On Wednesday18 February 2-6-2T No 4144 had her boiler inspected in steam by the insurance company ...
Didcot Railway Centre was proud to help Starlight Children’s Foundation grant Daniel Bainbridge’s wish of a lifetime last Sunday.
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Welcome to Didcot Railway Centre
See our unique collection of Great Western Railway steam engines, coaches, wagons, buildings and small relics; and a recreation of Brunel's broad gauge railway. Join us in our rural setting based around the original 1930s engine shed.
Easter Engineering Works May Affect Rail Travel to Didcot
If you are coming by train to visit us over the Easter weekend, Friday 3 to Monday 6 April, there will be alterations to the First Great Western timetable, so please check your journey before travelling.
See First Great Western Website
Access from Didcot West (Foxhall Road) Car Park
The footbridge from the large APCOA Car Park to Didcot Parkway Station (and hence the Railway Centre) is to be replaced over the next few weeks, as part of the Great Western Mainline Electrification project. A temporary footbridge will be in place whilst the old footbridge is demolished and a new one erected, but there may be changes to the access route from the car park over the temporary footbridge. These will be clearly signposted by Network Rail.
The Railway Centre is now open at weekends and daily until 12 April 2015.
Next Running Days
To see all the events and open days for 2015 have a look at the 2015 Calendar. You can also check which locomotives are scheduled to be in steam using the Locomotive Roster.
Fri 3 - Mon 6 April — Easter Family Fundays
Steam and Diesel Trains in Operation. See Locomotive Roster for details
Children's Entertainment - Magic Shows, Balloon Modelling, Street Organ
Children's Activities in the Science, Learning and Railways carriages
Easter Egg Treasure Hunt (every participant gets a prize!)
+ Chipper - The Didcot Tree House's Squirrel (11:30am - 2pm on Friday and Monday only)
+ Radstock Signalbox open to Visitors (Friday and Saturday only)
+ Signalling on the Branch Line (Sunday and Monday only)