Didcot Railway Centre

The GWR was incorporated in 1835 to build the railway from Bristol to London, designed and engineered by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Members of the Great Western Society have created a living museum at Didcot, based around the original engine shed and depot to which has been added a typical branchline and country station, signalling demonstrations and a recreation of Brunel's original broad gauge trackwork. There is a large collection of GWR steam locos, carriages and wagons. Steamdays and special events throughout the year when you can ride in the 1930's trains.

  • Currently: Sunny intervals, 19° C
  • Monday: Low-level cloud, 18° C
  • Tuesday: Medium-level cloud, 21° C

Events over the next 6 Months

Days Out With Thomas, 7th October 2017 to 8th October 2017, 10:30 to 15:30
with Thomas the Tank Engine & his friends
Rides behind â??Thomasâ??
Meet The Fat Controller
Childrenâ??s entertainment


Day Out With Thomas to visit Father Christmas, 2nd December 2017 to 3rd December 2017, 10:30 to 15:30
with Thomas the Tank Engine & his friends
Rides behind â??Thomasâ??
Meet The Fat Controller
Childrenâ??s entertainment
Visit Father Christmas in his Grotto
Presents for the children


Day Out With Thomas to visit Father Christmas, 9th December 2017 to 10th December 2017, 10:30 to 15:30
with Thomas the Tank Engine & his friends
Rides behind â??Thomasâ??
Meet The Fat Controller
Childrenâ??s entertainment
Visit Father Christmas in his Grotto
Presents for the children


Day Out With Thomas to visit Father Christmas, 16th December 2017 to 17th December 2017, 10:30 to 15:30
with Thomas the Tank Engine & his friends
Rides behind â??Thomasâ??
Meet The Fat Controller
Childrenâ??s entertainment
Visit Father Christmas in his Grotto
Presents for the children


Day Out With Thomas to visit Father Christmas, 22nd December 2017 to 23rd December 2017, 10:30 to 15:30
with Thomas the Tank Engine & his friends
Rides behind â??Thomasâ??
Meet The Fat Controller
Childrenâ??s entertainment
Visit Father Christmas in his Grotto
Presents for the children