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Didcot Railway Centre

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Good day out

Took our grandson to Didcot railways Centre he really enjoyed it. Even had his picture taken in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ian-Jacki
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Didcot, United Kingdom
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Great place to visit. Lovely trip for the kids to see Santa. It’s very atmospheric and festive and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Gail Y
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Didcot, United Kingdom
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Didcot Railway Centre is a living history museum of the Great Western Railway set in 22 acres alongside Didcot Parkway Station. From Brunel's Broad Gauge to the modern trains running past, Didcot Railway Centre's unique collection of buildings...more
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Didcot Railway Centre Didcot PARKWAY Station Road, Didcot OX11 7NJ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Took our grandson to Didcot railways Centre he really enjoyed it. Even had his picture taken in full uniform in front of old steam trainMore

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Ann M, Commercial Manager at Didcot Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. We're pleased you enjoyed your day. The leaflet we hand out to visitors suggests 10 things to do for families, including dressing up in Welford Park Ticket Office and playing in our train themed Play Park as well as spotting...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great place to visit. Lovely trip for the kids to see Santa. It’s very atmospheric and festive and the Kia all got to meet the big man and get a giftMore

Thank Gail Y
Ann M, Commercial Manager at Didcot Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you. Our next Festive Day Out With Thomas events are on 1, 22, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 December. Child prices include a gift from Father Christmas. We advise booking in advance to secure your favoured time slot. Full details and a...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Earlier in the year around February I began a search to find a steam train driver experience for my dad's 70th birthday. Although the centre wasn't local to me, the cost was competitive which allowed me also to purchase a ticket so we could have...More

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Ann M, Commercial Manager at Didcot Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for your feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your Railway Experience Day. I will pass your thanks on to our volunteers and staff. Details of Railway Experience Days are on our website. We will publish dates for next year when...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is lovely, over subscribed at fimes today so large queues and overcrowding in the dining cafe. But the staff/volunteers are lovely and couldn’t be more helpful. Its a slight H&S risk with lots of areas you can just wonder into, lots of idiots...More

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Ann M, Commercial Manager at Didcot Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback. We're so pleased you enjoyed your Day Out With Thomas. Thank you also for your kind comments about our helpful staff and volunteers. These events tend to be very busy so we have an additional catering outlet in our Picnic...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As the final instalment of my birthday year friend presented my wife and I with a personal tour of the Great Western Railway Centre Didcot. We visited on a Sunday and arrived early enjoying a coffee in the local Starbucks. I was surprised at how...More

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Ann M, Commercial Manager at Didcot Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to give us such great feedback. I have passed your message and thanks on to David, your guide. Our VIP Days at Didcot have been very popular and although we don't have any spaces left this year...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely day here on Saturday, really enjoyed the new signalling exhibition, lots of very knowledgable people showing us how it all worked. We enjoyed the rides on the trains and seeing up close all of the steam trains. The information provided was second...More

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Ann M, Commercial Manager at Didcot Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your feedback. We're so pleased you enjoyed our new exhibition. The Signalling Centre is open daily and it's worth checking our website to see when the Swindon Panel is going to be staffed (by volunteers). On all our Exhibition Only...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited several times over the years . Improvements made each time. Ideal place for rail enthusiasts. Great Western Railway orientated and has days when there are locomotives in steam. A number of locomotives on view and a section of original broad gauge track A...More

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Ann M, Commercial Manager at Didcot Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit and our new exhibition, The Signalling Centre. We love what we do so it's great to see our efforts appreciated by visitors. Didcot Railway Centre is open every weekend. Our next train running...More

Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely little railway museum - lovely place to visit. Reasonably priced food in the canteen and reasonable variety. Lovely kind staff. Just be aware that parking can be difficult. Lovely day out.More

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Ann M, Commercial Manager at Didcot Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thank you for your feedback. We're pleased you enjoyed your day and thank you for your comments about our lovely volunteers and staff. Sadly we don't have our own parking so visitors can only use the local Pay & Display car parks at the station....More

Reviewed 5 September 2018

Didcot Railway Centre, if you like The Great Western Railway this is heaven for you, though my purpose for me visit was to see both the broad-gauge locos.More

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Ann M, Commercial Manager at Didcot Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Thank you. We're pleased you enjoyed your visit. Visitors can see 180 years of railway history from Brunel's Broad Gauge to the modern trains that run past the Centre. Our Broad Gauge engines, Fire Fly and Iron Duke, are on display in the Transfer Shed...More

Reviewed 3 September 2018

Spent an enjoyable afternoon here with my husband and sons, It is accessed by passing through Didcot Railway Station. Over the years we have visited many steam railway centres and we were impressed with the number and conditions of the engines on display at Didcot...More

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Ann M, Commercial Manager at Didcot Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Thank you for your feedback,. We are passionate about what we do and it's great when our efforts are appreciated. Visitors can explore the Centre at leisure and when we are running the trains (check our website for details) they can enjoy unlimited train rides...More

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Sorry I wouldn't know. Maybe you could look at their web site, it should have all the details on there.
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