Barrow Hill Roundhouse Museum, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Britains only surviving operational Roundhouse Engine Shed
Diesel Gala, Derbyshire, Rarities at Barrow Hill

Welcome to Barrow Hill, Britain's last surviving working Roundhouse...

Whatever your memories of Britain’s railways you’ll be amazed at what you can see at Barrow Hill and its preserved Roundhouse.

Throughout each year the galas feature working steam and diesel locomotives, which are often joined by a variety of visiting steam and modern diesel locomotives off the main line.

On special event days train rides are available, pulled by either a steam or diesel locomotive from ‘Roundhouse Halt’, a purpose-built platform. Trains travel around the depot and up the Springwell branch. Trade stands and catering all go together to create a great day out. Visitors by the thousand now make Barrow Hill's special events regular dates in their diary.

Barrow Hill is also home to the Deltic Preservation Society's maintenance depot and museum, adjacent to the Roundhouse. The Deltic Preservation Society's depot is open on Saturdays 10am-4pm, and during some of Barrow Hill's special events.

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Entry by donation.
Charges apply on special event days.
Cafe available for food and refreshments.
Please visit our shop selling railway memorabilia and souvenirs.

Our opening hours are Saturdays and Sundays 10.00am-4.00pm. Closed Monday to Friday, including Bank Holidays.

There is a diversion in place due to a road closure at Junction 29a of the M1; this will add approximately 10 minutes to your journey time if you use this route to reach the Roundhouse. This diversion will be in place until 31st March 2015.

Vacancies at Barrow Hill Roundhouse

Position: Learning and Access Officer
Organisation: Barrow Hill Engine Shed Society
Location: Barrow Hill Roundhouse, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S43 2PR
Closing date: 15th September 2017
Job Type: FT Maternity Cover (1 year fixed contract)

Click here for full job description

To apply for this post, please send a CV and covering statement describing how your skills, knowledge and experience match those described in the job description and person specification to Glynn Wilton, Project Manager on glynnwilton@barrowhill.org by 5pm on Friday 15th September.
This post is due to commence on Monday 4th December.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the post further, please contact Glynn Wilton on the email above.


Arvato are Barrow Hill's first Top Link Sponsor to raise money for the moving forward project

Become a Roundhouse Top Link business sponsor . . .

Roundhouse Top Link is an exclusive group of 24 business sponsors – the number of ‘roads’ leading from the turntable.

Our first Top Link business sponsor is Arvato. Through recruiting more sponsors we hope to raise just over £40,000 of match funding for the Moving Forward project at Barrow Hill.

Please click here for more information.


The Barrow Hill social evenings have moved to a temporary new location...

With effect from Thursday 21 July 2016, the Barrow Hill social evenings are moving to a new location:

The meeting room at Hollingwood Hub, next to the Chesterfield Canal just down the road from the Roundhouse.

This is because of the HLF funded renovation work that will be commencing shortly. Start times, entry prices and talk details remain unchanged. Parking is available at Hollingwood Hub.

Click here to view a full list of talks and presentations on our social calendar.