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.

Steam locomotives on display at Barrow Hill Roundhouse museum and operational Engine Shed

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

A great family day out for adults and kids at Barrow Hill Roundhouse railway museum, Chesterfield Derbyshire

Barrow Hill is also home to the Deltic Preservation Society's maintenance depot and museum, adjacent to the Roundhouse.

The depot is open on Saturdays 10am-4pm, and during some of Barrow Hill's special events.

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 Holiday Mondays.

Thank you to everyone who came to the "Ticket to Ride" steam gala

We hope you all had an enjoyable visit to the UK's last operational railway roundhouse.

A big thank you also goes to all the Barrow Hill volunteers without whom the event wouldn't have been possible, the steam locomotive crews and locomotive owners, the Patriot locomotive new build group, The Railway Magazine and Heritage Railway Magazine for their support of the event, Network Rail and the British Transport Police rail safety team and all the stall holders.


Click here to find out how you can support Barrow Hill