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 have returned to the Roundhouse.

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 third Thursday of every month unless otherwise indicated.
Hot and cold drinks are available from the buffet before 19.30 and during the interval.
Admission is normally £3.00 for members and £5.00 for non-members.
Free parking on site.

Everyone welcome.

2021 Social Evenings...

21st October 2021

Steve Armitage - The Great Railway Time Machine Presents: WCML Part 1

London Euston to Rugby. Superb and rare scenes from the L&NWR, LMS and BR eras in black and white and colour. Nearly all previously unseen or not seen for generations. The images have been digitally restored to pristine glory.
4th November 2021

Ken Horan - One Last Time - Part 2

Ken provided a splendid show for us in September but unfortunately there was not enough time for his presentation to be completed. In view of Ken’s retirement from the show circuit it would be such a shame for the rest of the show not to be viewed so we are delighted to announce that he will return to Barrow Hill on 4th November to entertain us with the unseen part of his show. 1930 PROMPT start.

Special 50% discount on admission: £1.50 members, £2.50 non-members

18th November 2021

Gavin Lake - The Sea Wall

Where can you sit with an idyllic harbour view and a main line railway as a back drop with a crab platter and a pint, hear the horn of a train, step forward, take your photograph and sit back down?! None other than 'The Anchor' at Cockwood Harbour, Starcross, Devon. It is situated on arguably one of the most loved and photographed stretches of the British rail network between Exeter and Newton Abbot. During this presentation Gavin illustrates the opportunities for wonderful seascape rail images, exploring the route with a variety of locomotives and units going about their daily duties. We visit classic locations such as Langstone Rock at Dawlish Warren, Horse Cove near Dawlish, Sprey Point near Teignmouth and the Teign Estuary. Our journey starts at Exeter St David's in 1976 with Western Consort and continues with classes such as 25, 43, 46, 47, 50, 57, 66 and concludes with a journey to Kingswear on the delightful Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway. This has meant the addition of some nice scenic shots on the coast run with gala weekends with interesting traction such as 58s and 73s.
16th December 2021

Christmas Social

Wait and see!


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.