Didcot Railway Centre
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Didcot Railway Centre
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Visitor Information

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Travelling in the Steam Railmotor
For details of days when locomotives are running
& special events see our “Calendar of Events”
View from the Coaling Stage

Opening Times

We are open Saturdays and Sundays all year, and daily between these dates in 2018:

Opening Times

We are generally open from 10.30am until 4pm on Exhibition Only Days and on Running Days in the winter, and until 5pm on Running Days in the summer. Last admission is at 3.30pm on all days. There is no late entry discount.

Day Out With Thomas events open at 10:00am.

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Running Days

On Running Days Train rides and some other activities normally start at around 11.00am.

See our Calendar of Events for details of Running Days and Special Events.

The Didcot Promise

Your admission price includes all train rides on running days - as many as you want.

Your admission price also includes access to and participation in any of the attractions on special event days.

Coach and Group visits are welcome on any day of the year (except at Christmas) but arrangements must be made in advance for visits when Didcot Railway Centre is not otherwise open, and is advisable on other occasions.

Recreating the golden age of the Great Western Railway