Didcot Railway Centre is the living museum of the Great Western Railway. Here you can explore the unique collection of Great Western Railway steam locomotives, carriages, wagons, buildings, and small artifacts at the 21-acre museum set around the original 1932 Engine Shed.

There's so much to see - there are dozens of engines and carriages and there are some fascinating buildings. On selected days, there are rides and demonstration trains on the Didcot Railway Centre's two branch line railways - plus themed special event days for every type of railway enthusiast from the very young to those seeking historically accurate operations.

Our favourite areas are the Engine Shed (you really get a feel for the days of steam here, and can climb into locomotive cabs) and the fully-working signal box equipment to be found in two locations.

Even better is that it is right next to Didcot Parkway station - access is via an underpass below the station. 

Full opening times and price information is available on Didcot Railway Centre's website.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
  • Monday to Friday open from 06:00:00 until 19:40:00
  • Saturday open from 06:30:00 until 19:40:00
  • Sunday open from 08:00:00 until 19:40:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at all times.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Lost PropertyAvailable
Lost Property Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Shops noteSpar supermarket
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee shops
ATM notes
Within SPAR retail shop, usage charge may apply.
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
Step free Category A station - This station has step free access to all platforms via lifts. Platform 1 can be accessed via ramp to the front of the station.
Toilets notesThe Ladies and Gentleman's toilets are located on Platform 2. The accessible toilet is located on Platform 3. National key toilets are operated by a RADAR key. The RADAR key is available from station staff upon request.
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Connect to "GWR Free Station WiFi".
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Meeting point: Ticket office.
Customer Service notes
Please visit https://www.railhelp.co.uk/gwr/ for GWR Help & Support. Or contact our social media team @gwrhelp.
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorAPCOA Parking (UK) Limited
Car parking spaces2895
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces182
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Outside station
Cycle storage notesCompound
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Didcot Parkway station is served by a taxi rank or a cab office. Check availability before travelling, and pre-book if necessary. Consider using the following local operators:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.

Departures and arrivals from Didcot Parkway

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Didcot Parkway station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway22:475On time
to London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway22:524On time
to Bristol Temple MeadsGreat Western Railway23:131On time
to London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway23:185On time
to OxfordGreat Western Railway23:184On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Worcester Foregate StreetGreat Western Railway22:455On time
from London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway22:454On time
from OxfordGreat Western Railway23:064On time
from London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway23:111On time
from PenzanceGreat Western Railway23:422Late

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