Barrow Hill Roundhouse Museum, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Britains only surviving operational Roundhouse Engine Shed
Become a toplink business sponsor at the Barrow Hill Roundhouse

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.

Click here to visit the Arvato website

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

Ringwood Hall Hotel become our third Top Link business sponsor...

It gave us great pleasure to present Mark Davies and Rona Davies with their certificate when Ringwood Hall Hotel became our third Top Link business sponsor on Wednesday 7th June. 

Ringwood Hall Hotel is only a mile and a half from the Roundhouse and was home to Charles Markham who, with his friend Richard Barrow, formed the Staveley Iron and Coal Works Ltd. and subsequently built Barrow Hill Roundhouse in 1869 as a depot for locomotives serving the Staveley Works.  So we were particularly delighted when they agreed to become Top Linkers!  We’re looking forward to working with Ringwood Hall Hotel in lots of new and exciting ways as our project progresses.

Ringwood Hall Hotel Sponsor Barrow Hill Roundhouse

Ringwood Hall is a beautiful 19th century manor house set amongst six acres of formal award winning gardens, surrounded by 29 acres of parkland.  Ideally located on the gateway to the Peak District and with excellent access to the M1 both north and south, Ringwood Hall provides the ideal location whatever the purpose of your visit.  Well-appointed accommodation, an extensive health and fitness facility, including spa and beauty treatments and excellent dining arrangements for both private and corporate clients make Ringwood Hall the ideal choice of venue.  Further information can be found on their website

Ringwood hall become a roundhouse top link sponsor

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.