Your Visit

The Roundhouse is currently closed for the winter and will re-open on 4th March 2023.  Thank you to everyone who visited and supported the Roundhouse in 2022. 

Opening Times

Museum Opening Hours 2023
(4th March – 10th December)

Saturday 10.00am to 4.00pm 
Last entry 3.00pm 
Sunday 10.00am to 4.00pm 
Last entry 3.00pm
Monday to Friday – Closed

Cafe Opening Hours 2023
(4th March – 10th December) 
Saturday 10.00am to 3.00pm
Sunday 10.00am to 2.30pm
Monday to Friday – Closed 


Entry Prices

Adults – £8
Children 
(5-15) – £6 Under 5’s free
Family 
(2 adults and up to 3 children) – £25

Entry to the cafe and shop is FREE – the entrance fee only applies to the Roundhouse and exhibitions. Tickets can be purchased in the shop at the start of the tour.

Different ticket prices will apply for the Roundhouse’s special events.


Cafe

Closed to the general public until the weekend of 5th/6th March 2022.

Our cafe serves a range of hot and cold foods and drinks – from filling full breakfasts to light salads, sandwiches, snacks and delicious cakes too.

Watch out for our weekend specials including delicious pies, home made stews, sponge puddings and fruit crumbles.


Other information 

Toilets
Toilet facilities are available. Please see the site map opposite for their locations

Dogs
Well behaved dogs are always welcome at the Roundhouse.  Please could we ask owners to keep their dog under control at all times and tidy up any mess.  Thank you.

Shop
We have a shop which sells a range of railway themed items. Click here to see a selection of items available from our shop

Find Barrow Hill Roundhouse Museum
The Barrow Hill Roundhouse Map

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

Travelling by train…

The nearest main line railway station is at Chesterfield

Train Routes:

  • East Midlands Railway provides a direct service to Chesterfield from Sheffield, Derby, Nottingham, Loughborough Leicester and London St. Pancras
  • Newcastle – York – Doncaster – Sheffield – Chesterfield (Cross Country Trains)
  • Manchester – Stockport – Sheffield – Chesterfield (East Midlands Railway)
  • Lincoln – Sheffield (Northern for connections to Chesterfield)
  • Leeds via Barnsley to Chesterfield (Northern)
  • Bristol – Birmingham – Burton – Derby – Chesterfield (Cross Country Trains)
  • Leeds – Wakefield Westgate – Doncaster – Chesterfield (Cross Country Trains)

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.