Didcot Railway Centre (Didcot) Reviews
Description:Address: Station Rd / Didcot / Oxfordshire / OX11 7NJ / England / A collection of Great Western steam locomotives and ... more
Newest Review: ... check entry prices first." is very accurate, but my experience making enquiries by e-mail were more in line with his warnings and less complimentary comments: "Didcot, the venue deserves five stars, but your some of your volunteers don't have a clue how to speak to PAYING customers. 3 stars because of this." and comments made to him by staff at the venue "Well you should ... more
Customer Didcot Railway Centre (Didcot) Reviews (3)
by CaptCluster - written on 03/07/12
I have to compliment 'MisterReview' on his write-up on Didcot Railway Centre. I am sure that his Summary: "A great day for anyone interested in industrial heritage, but telephone to check entry prices first." is very accurate, but my experience making enquiries by e-mail were more in line with his warnings and less complimentary comments: "Didcot, the venue deserves five stars, but your some of your volunteers don't have a clue how to speak to PAYING customers. 3 stars because of this." and comments made to him by staff at the venue "Well you should have read the website more carefully". This was also my ... Read the complete review
by - written on 06/06/11 (Very useful, 3 readings)
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, all the staff we met on our day out at Didcot were helpful, knowledgeable, friendly and easy-going. It was obvious that they enjoy their work and are proud of the Centre. In particular I found that the information some of the staff shared with us about the workings of the trains contributed enormously to our understanding of the World of the Railway, and therefore to our enjoyment of the day. 2. The ... Read the complete review
by - written on 29/05/09, updated on 29/05/09 (Very useful, 80 readings)
This is a fantastic day out for most people, not just the rail enthusiast. So what is the Didcot Railway Centre? Well yes it is bit of a Mecca for railway enthusiasts, though not being a rail enthusiasts shouldn't put you off coming here for a day out. Didcot Railway Centre was originally a depot for steam locomotives. this became redundant and the site was offered to the Great Western society in 1967. What you have now is a wonderfully preserved part of rail history which includes the architecture of a bygone age, the local rail infrstructure and a collection of steam engines. You enter the rail centre via Didcot Parkway station, via an underpass. ... Read the complete review
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