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

Social Calendar of Events . . .

Come along to one of our talks/presentations at the Roundhouse.

Our popular Social Evenings return to the Roundhouse on 19th October 2017 when, most appropriately, the guest speaker will be Mr Barrow Hill himself - Mervyn Allcock.

Our thanks go to the Chesterfield Canal Trust for allowing us to use their facilities at Hollingwood Hub during the HLF refurbishment work.

All presentations are held in the Roundhouse lecture theatre commencing at 19.30 and finishing between 21.45 and 22.00. Doors open at 19.00.
Presentations are held on the 3rd Thursday of every month.
Hot and cold drinks are available from the buffet before 19.30 and during the interval.
Admission is normally £2.00 for members and £3.00 for non-members.
Free parking on site.

Everyone welcome

19th October

Ian Beardsley - Transport Photography

We are sorry to announce that Mervyn Allcock is not able to present 'Saving a Roundhouse' at the social evening on Thursday 19th October as planned. However, we are pleased that Ian Beardsley has been able to step in at short notice to present 'Transport Photography in the Digital Era' - a varied range of subject matter, predominantly UK rail, including steam, diesel and electric traction throughout the country.

An additional Social Evening will be held on Thursday 1st February 2018, at which Mervyn will present 'Saving a Roundhouse'. Watch out for more information on the 2018 social evenings coming soon.


16th November

Les Nixon - Trains in the Snow

Wide ranging UK scenes from the mid-sixties to the present day along with a selection of foreign content too.

21st December

Christmas Social . . . Wait and see!

Once again a big thank you to Paul Beardsley for lining up yet another entertaining and educational series of presentations for us to enjoy – thank you Paul!

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.