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 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

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

It's Intermission Time at Barrow Hill as our exciting building and renovation project funded by the Heritage Lottery fund takes place

The Roundhouse is currently closed to the general public as our exciting building and renovation project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, takes place.

We will be posting lots of updates here and on our Facebook and Twitter feeds so please don't go away too far.

There are some VERY exciting plans to celebrate our reopening in Autumn 2017. Plus there will be an opportunity for a sneak preview in May when the site reopens temporarily for Rail Ale 2017.

Thank you and see you soon....

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 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.