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, catering and a free bus service from Chesterfield railway station 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.
WE ARE NOW RECRUITING...
Following the news of our successful HLF grant we are now recruiting a Learning & Access Officer and a Main Contractor for the project.
Please CLICK HERE for more information on these roles and how to apply. The closing date applications for the Learning & Access Officer role is Tuesday 30th August 2016. Expressions of Interest for the Main Contractor role are required by 5th September 2016.
The Barrow Hill social evenings are moving to a new location...
With effect from Thursday 21 July, 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.
HLF East Midlands News Release
Thursday 18 March 2016
National Lottery grant boost for last surviving engine roundhouse
Britain’s only surviving operational railway roundhouse is set for a major revamp after the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) confirmed funding of £1,170,600.
Click here to read the full press release...
Click here to visit our Heritage Lottery Fund page for more information on our Moving Forward project.