Steam Gala, at Barrow Hill, Derbyshire
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. Please click here to view our latest updates.

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....

Become a Roundhouse Top Link business sponsor . . .

We have to raise just over £40,000 of match funding for the Moving Forward project at Barrow Hill. One of the ways that we are hoping to do this is through the ‘Roundhouse Top Link’.

Roundhouse Top Link is an exclusive group of 24 business sponsors – the number of ‘roads’ leading from the turntable.

Membership is through a one-off payment of £1,000 and benefits include:

  • Your company’s name on the Board of Honour in the new entrance building
  • Your company logo and link to your website from the Barrow Hill website
  • Formal presentation of your sponsorship certificate and opportunity to meet the Project Team at Barrow Hill Roundhouse
  • Behind the scenes visits during the renovation programme which began in January 2017
  • 4 free tickets to Rail Ale 2017
  • Discounted use of the Roundhouse’s new facilities for the first two years after the Roundhouse reopens
  • 4 free tickets for all Barrow Hill events for the first two years after the Roundhouse reopens
  • VIP invitations to the Grand Reopening
  • Regular updates on the project through the Barrow Hill newsletter

If you would like to become a Roundhouse Top Link business sponsor, or would just like to have an initial discussion about how your business could support Barrow Hill Roundhouse, please email Anita Hollinshead on or you can simply complete and return this Sponsorship Form.

We are delighted to announce our first Top Link business sponsor, Arvato

Arvato is a trusted global business outsourcing provider to the public and private sectors in the UK and Ireland.

Arvato Top Link Sponsor for Barrow Hill

Arvato holds a number of long-term, successful partnerships with local authorities across the UK including Chesterfield Borough Council, delivering a range of key services including revenues, benefits, customer services, human resources, payroll, ICT, accounts payable and invoice processing, ‘Security as a Service’ (SECaas) and administrative support services.

Supporting local communities is also important to Arvato; the company runs an apprenticeship programme, is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and supports Destination Chesterfield, The Prince’s Trust and Bluebell Wood charity.

We were thrilled to be able to present our second Top Link business Sponsor...

James Jefferies of ShedCode with his sponsorship certificate at the Roundhouse on Tuesday 16th May.

James is a Creative Technologist based in Sheffield, he uses his technical skills to build digital prototypes & his communication skills to de-mystify technology. He's worked with a wide range of organisations & start-ups, helping them to design and build interesting products, story explorers & interactive visualisations. Some of the organisations include BBC Research & Development, Brighton and Hove Museums, London Philharmonic Orchestra, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, Hack Circus & Run An Empire.

Shed Code Top Link Business Sponsor

For further information about the projects that ShedCode has developed and delivered visit or email