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Didcot Railway Centre

Great Western Society
Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 7NJ United Kingdom
01235 817200 www.didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk

Didcot Railway Centre is a living museum of the Great Western Railway in Didcot, Oxfordshire. See the unique collection of Great Western Railway steam engines, coaches, wagons, buildings and small relics; and a recreation of Brunel’s broad gauge railway. Visit the Didcot Railway Centre and enjoy the rural setting based around the original 1930s engine shed.

Opening Details

Didcot Railway Centre is open Saturdays and Sundays all year, and daily from 27 May to 10 September and during half terms. Please check the website for details.

Opening Times:
Didcot Railway Centre is open from 10.30 am to 4 pm (and 5pm on summer running days). Last admission is 3.30 pm. There is no late entry discount.

Day Out With Thomas events open at 10 am.

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Prices:

Running days:
Adult £10.00
Child £8.00
Over-60 £9.00
Family (2 Adults & up to 2 Children) £30.00

Exhibition only days:
Adult £5.50
Child £4.50
Over-60 £5.00
Family (2 Adults & up to 2 Children) £18.00

See the website for prices to gala days and Day Out With Thomas events.

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April 2017
£11 - £15

50th Anniversary Gala – Didcot Railway Centre

April 29 @ 10:30 am - May 1 @ 5:00 pm
Didcot Railway Centre, Great Western Society
Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 7NJ United Kingdom
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Didcot Railway Centre are celebrating their 50th Anniversary this weekend, and what's a party without guests? Visiting engines: - 813 from the Severn Valley Railway - The Wee Engine - No 11 from the East Anglian Railway Museum and from our own fleet - 4144, 6023 King Edward II and the Steam Rail Motor Display of 50 O Gauge locomotives Black Python Real Ale Bar open Signalling in Operation on the Branch line Miniature railway in operation + Volunteer Re-union (Sat…

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June 2017

Transport Rally at Didcot Railway Centre

June 4 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Didcot Railway Centre, Great Western Society
Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 7NJ United Kingdom
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Our third Transport Rally will feature a significant number of buses and coaches many of which will be offering rides from the Rally site to various destinations in and around Didcot and surrounding villages. We hope there will be a large number of other forms of transport at the Rally including many cars, commercial vehicles, stationary engines, miniature and full sized steam road traction plus miniature train rides. The event will be integral with Didcot Railway Centre where our usual…

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Star Tugs Weekend at Didcot Railway Centre

June 24 - June 25
Didcot Railway Centre, Great Western Society
Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 7NJ United Kingdom
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The Star Tugs will be at Didcot Railway Centre with a large display, including one or two things that have not been seen in public before. Spot the Tug will be available as well as a selection of activity and colouring sheets. Didcot Railway Centre will offer unlimited train rides as well as access to our usual attractions - GWT Museum, Science Learning & Railways Exhibition, Air Raid Shelter, Picnic Area, Engine Shed and Brunel's Broad Gauge as well as…

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October 2017

Day Out With Thomas at Didcot Railway Centre

October 7 - October 8
Didcot Railway Centre, Great Western Society
Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 7NJ United Kingdom
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Meet Thomas and his friends, including Diesel, and The Fat Controller, Sir Topham Hatt, who will be keeping an eye on everything today. Enjoy rides all day and as often as you wish. Thomas the Tank Engine is running on his Branch Line and his friends are running on the Main Line.  During the day, colourful ‘Professor Crump’ will be clowning around the Centre and ‘Twistina and Twistopher’ will be balloon modelling. Thomas story readings will be held hourly from…

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Half Term Steaming at Didcot Railway Centre

October 21 - October 22
Didcot Railway Centre, Great Western Society
Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 7NJ United Kingdom
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Visitors can view our collections of locomotives, coaches, wagons and buildings and enjoy the various facilities and exhibits. See Brunel's Broad Gauge, learn how steam engines work in our Science Learning & Railways Exhibition, experience an Air Raid in our original Air Raid Shelter and watch the trains from our Picnic Area. In addition, visitors can: • Ride in coaches from the 1930s behind some of our Great Western steam locomotives, or in our Steam Railmotor or Diesel Railcar. We…

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Half Term Steaming at Didcot Railway Centre

October 25 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Didcot Railway Centre, Great Western Society
Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 7NJ United Kingdom
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Visitors can view our collections of locomotives, coaches, wagons and buildings and enjoy the various facilities and exhibits. See Brunel's Broad Gauge, learn how steam engines work in our Science Learning & Railways Exhibition, experience an Air Raid in our original Air Raid Shelter and watch the trains from our Picnic Area. In addition, visitors can: • Ride in coaches from the 1930s behind some of our Great Western steam locomotives, or in our Steam Railmotor or Diesel Railcar. We…

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Half Term Steaming at Didcot Railway Centre

October 28 - October 29
Didcot Railway Centre, Great Western Society
Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 7NJ United Kingdom
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Visitors can view our collections of locomotives, coaches, wagons and buildings and enjoy the various facilities and exhibits. See Brunel's Broad Gauge, learn how steam engines work in our Science Learning & Railways Exhibition, experience an Air Raid in our original Air Raid Shelter and watch the trains from our Picnic Area. In addition, visitors can: • Ride in coaches from the 1930s behind some of our Great Western steam locomotives, or in our Steam Railmotor or Diesel Railcar. We…

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