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.
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