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Didcot Railway Centre

Closed Now: 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great Day Out @ Didcot

Paid a visit here on a Saturday and found it very good, not just for train spotters but an excelent... read more

Reviewed May 30, 2011
CarltonA10
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Stoke Poges, United Kingdom
Let down by car park charges

As a big GWR fan this place has much appeal so I wouldn't or couldn't find fault with the content... read more

Reviewed May 11, 2011
Skippy445
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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Didcot Railway Centre is a living history museum of the Great Western Railway set in 25 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 November 12, 2011

Staff made us feel most welcome and plant to see. I'd recommend a visit to any railway enthusiast, especially if you're visiting the area. Only 15 minutes by train, to Swindon, so plenty more to see.

Date of experience: November 2011
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Ann M, Director and Trustee at Didcot Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2011

Thank you for your feedback. We're pleased you had a great time.

Reviewed June 15, 2011

Didcot Railway Centre is a superb day out. Run by the Great Western society, it is home to many preserved steam locomotives, many of which are operational. It has two running lines on the site, so there is plenty of opportunity to ride on steam...More

Date of experience: June 2011
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Ann M, Director and Trustee at Didcot Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2011

Thank you for your feedback. We're pleased you had a great time.

Reviewed June 6, 2011

My 2 children (Katie aged 6, and Jack aged 4), my 2 middle-aged uncles and I, visited Didcot last month on an Enhanced Steamday and had a great day. Following is a list of aspects that I feel were crucial to our enjoyment: 1. Firstly,...More

Date of experience: May 2011
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Ann M, Director and Trustee at Didcot Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2011

Thank you. It's great to hear we are living up to our Didcot promise (Up close and personal; One price gets all; Vintage carriages guaranteed; and Constantly changing).

Reviewed May 30, 2011

Paid a visit here on a Saturday and found it very good, not just for train spotters but an excelent venue for a family visit as well. Plenty to do, and has a cafeteria. Lots of interactive displays for the kids etc. The centre is...More

Date of experience: May 2011
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Ann M, Director and Trustee at Didcot Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2011

Thank you for your feedback. We're pleased you had a great day out.

Reviewed May 11, 2011

As a big GWR fan this place has much appeal so I wouldn't or couldn't find fault with the content on site. However the car parking arrangements are not funny. The standard brown directional signage takes you to FGW's Didcot Parkway station however the Didcot...More

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Ann M, Director and Trustee at Didcot Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2011

Thank you for your feedback. It's good to know that you enjoyed what we offer. We have tried to improve the information we provide about car parking and will have another look to see if we can make it clearer.

Reviewed March 3, 2011

We were visiting our grandchildren in Bicester and decided to visit the railway centre for the afternoon - our main complaints were that on the literature we had previously looked at, it failed to mention (a) that it is necessary to park at Didcot Parkway...More

Date of experience: February 2011
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Ann M, Director and trustee at Didcot Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2011

Thank you for your feedback. We have tried to make it clear in our leaflet and on the website that parking fees are payable at the car parks and that access from the main Didcot Parkway Sttaion car park can involve a 200 yard walk...More

Reviewed August 25, 2008

We visited the railway centre on a Sunday afternoon in August with friends of ours who have a 4-year-old daughter, who is interested in trains - spurred on by the 'Thomas the tank engine' stories. (It was a 'normal' Sunday, not a 'Thomas' day.) It...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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Yes. We welcome dogs with well behaved owners. Dogs must be kept on a lead.
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