Didcot Railway Centre

Didcot Railway Centre
Great Western Society
Didcot Railway Centre
Didcot
Oxfordshire
OX11 7NJ
England

Website

www.didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk

E-mail

info@didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk

Telephone

01235 817200

Fax

01235 510621

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Welcome to Didcot Railway Centre, home of the Great Western Society and its unique collection of Great Western Railway steam engines, coaches, wagons, buildings and small relics set in 22 acres alongside Didcot Parkway railway station. At its heart is the historic engine shed which is home to Great Western steam engines . Three running lines, one of Brunel's broad gauge, gives a taste of travel in the 19th and early 20 centuiries. The atmoshere is completed by stations, signal boxes and other original lineside features brought from locations around the GWR system. On Steamdays and other special events you will be able to ride in 1930s carriages behind a range of steam locomotives, as well as the diesel railcar and the steam railmoter built in 1908, and used to carry visitors to the 1908 Olympics at Shepherd's Bush. Visitors can also see typical activities of a steam age depot, including turning and coaling There is a museum and archivedisplaying the smaller artefacts and original colour posters, a Science, Learning and Railways interactive displays, the original air raid shelter from 1940 plus shop and refreshment room.

Venue Type:

Museum, Transport heritage site

Opening hours

We’re open Saturdays and Sundays all year, and daily between these dates:

11 to 19 February,
1 to 15 April,
2 June to 16 September
27 October to 4 November
27 December to 1 January 2013

Steamdays with rides on the trains on 11/12 & 15 February, 6-9 April, 5-7 May, 2-4 June, all weekends 2 June-27 August, Wednesdays 25 July-29 August, 15/16 September, 27/28 & 31 October, 29/30 December & 1 Jan 2013.
'Day Out With Thomas' events on 3/4 March & 6/7 October.
'Day Out With Thomas to meet Father Christmas' events on 1/2, 8/9, 15/16 & 22/23 December.

Opening Times
Weekends and Steamdays 10.30am-5pm.
Other days, also January, February, November & December 10.30am-4pm.

Last admission 30 minutes before closing time.
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult

Admission charges

Adults - from £5.00 to £10
Children - 3-16 £4.00 to £10.00 (See website for details of child prices at 'Day Out with Thomas Events')
60+ - £4.50 to £9.50
Family Ticket - £16.00 to £33.00 ( Family = 2 Adults and 2 Children)

Discounts

  • Museums Association
Getting there

By Train - Dicot Railway Centre is adjacent to Didcot Parkway railway station managed by First Great Western Trains
By Car - The railay centre is signposted from the M4 motorway at Junction 13 and from the A34 at Milton interchange. Follow brown tourist signs to large APCOA car park. Satnav postcode OX11 7HJ.
By Bus - Oxford Bus X2 daily from Oxford and Abingdon. Thames Travel X32 from Oxford (not Sundays), Thames Travel 32 from Abingdon and Wantage (not Sundays) and Thames Travel 130 from Wallingford (not Sundays)

Collection details

Land Transport

Key artists and exhibits

  • Brunel
  • Great Western Railway steam engines, coaches, wagons, buildings and small relics

Getting there

By Train - Dicot Railway Centre is adjacent to Didcot Parkway railway station managed by First Great Western Trains
By Car - The railay centre is signposted from the M4 motorway at Junction 13 and from the A34 at Milton interchange. Follow brown tourist signs to large APCOA car park. Satnav postcode OX11 7HJ.
By Bus - Oxford Bus X2 daily from Oxford and Abingdon. Thames Travel X32 from Oxford (not Sundays), Thames Travel 32 from Abingdon and Wantage (not Sundays) and Thames Travel 130 from Wallingford (not Sundays)

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