Barrow Hill Roundhouse Museum, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Britains only surviving operational Roundhouse Engine Shed
Railway Museum and Historical Roundhouse at Barrow Hill, Derbyshire

A Detailed illustration of the Roundhouse site at Barrow Hill, Chesterfield


How to find us

Travelling by car...

If travelling by car, there is is plenty of FREE parking on site. Please use the clearly signed public entrance on the left hand side of Campbell Drive, approximately 100m from the junction with Station Road. Please do not use the commercial entrance to the site or residents' parking spaces in and around Barrow Hill. Thank you for your cooperation..

Barrow Hill is located in the centre of the country just off junction 29a or 30 of the M1 motorway.

Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre, Campbell Drive, Barrow Hill, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S43 2PR.

Sat Nav code S43 2PR


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Travelling by train...

The nearest main line railway station is at Chesterfield

Train Routes:

On special event days only there is a FREE bus service from the railway station to Barrow Hill via Chesterfield town centre.
Alternatively there is a taxi rank at the train station.

Travelling by bus...

Stagecoach service 90, buses run from Chesterfield (New Beetwell Street) to Barrow Hill every 30 minutes from 0640 - 1740 Monday to Friday and 0710 - 1740 on Saturday. A Sunday service operated by TM travel.

On special event days only there is a FREE bus service from the railway station to Barrow Hill via Chesterfield town centre.
Alternatively there is a taxi rank at the train station.


Travelling by coach...

There are restricted height bridges on two of the approaches to the Roundhouse: 3.96m/13’ and 3.12m/10’ 3*. If your vehicle is too high for these restrictions, we recommend you use the following routes:

From Chesterfield Town Centre
Follow the A61 to the roundabout signposted for the M1 North/A619 Worksop, Brimington and Staveley.  Follow the A619 through Brimington and Staveley until the Duke Street Roundabout signposted for the B6053/Eckington.  Take the first exit off the roundabout and then immediately bear left onto Hall Lane.  Follow this road across the Chesterfield Canal and a traffic-light controlled railway bridge before turning left onto Station Road and then right onto Campbell Drive.

From Sheffield City Centre
The most suitable route from Sheffield is to take M1 southbound and follow the instructions below for “Travelling South on the M1”.

Travelling South on the M1
Leave the motorway at Junction 30 and take the first exit off the roundabout signposted for the A616 Chesterfield and Newark. At the next roundabout take the fourth exit onto the A619/Chesterfield Road. Continue to follow the A619 until the Duke Street Roundabout in Staveley signposted for the B6053/Eckington.  Take the second exit off the roundabout and then immediately bear left onto Hall Lane. Follow this road across the Chesterfield Canal and a traffic-light controlled railway bridge before turning left onto Station Road and then right onto Campbell Drive.

Travelling North on the M1
Leave the motorway at Junction 29a and take the third exit off the roundabout signposted for M1 North/A6192 Staveley.  At the next roundabout take the first exit and continue on the A6192/Erin Road.  Continue past Poolsbrook Country Park and take the first exit at the next roundabout, signposted A619 Chesterfield, Worksop and Staveley.  At the next roundabout take the exit signposted Barrow Hill and Nether Handley.  Follow this road across a traffic-light controlled railway bridge before turning left onto Station Road and then right onto Campbell Drive.

 

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.