Didcot Railway Centre
Be fascinated with a unique collection of Great Western Railway steam engines, coaches, wagons, buildings and small relics in an original 1930s engine shed. See a recreation of Brunel’s broad gauge railway in rural settings. You can also visit the Great Western Museum on site which holds various objects from days gone by such as old books, photographs, crockery and much more.
Ride in coaches from the 1930s and in the ‘Steam Railmotor’ or the ‘Diesel Railcar’, but check the website for events to see when special family fun days and events are taking place. For example, on ‘Running Days’ you can spend the day with one of the guides who will show you around the centre and behind the scenes, including riding on the footplate of steam engines. The cost is only slightly higher than normal admission prices.
There are two running lines, the ‘Main Line’ and the ‘Branch Line’, which you can ride on as many times as you wish with no extra charge. You will also have the chance to see many trains going past and you could take some photos at vantage points alongside the tracks.
Didcot Railway Centre is really interesting and fun, making it an ideal day out for the whole of the family.
Opening Times: Open from 10.30am until 4pm on all Open Days and on Steam Days in the winter, and until 5pm on Steam Days in the summer. Last admission is at 3.30pm on all days. There is no late entry discount.
Photo Credits: © Didcot Railway Centre
For further information please visit: http://www.didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk