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Barrow Hill Roundhouse is the last surviving railway roundhouse in the United Kingdom with an operational turntable. Built in 1870, it was threatened with demolition in 1991 when the site was closed by British Rail. It was saved by a group of dedicated volunteers who have transformed it into a premier railway venue. The Roundhouse is open to the general public every weekend except during the Christmas and New Year holiday period. It is also the venue for several major events every year and attracts over 30,000 visitors annually. As well as the turntable and unique sheer legs (lifting gear), it has a changing display of steam and diesel locomotives and other rolling stock, a collection of artefacts and memorabilia, and an operational signal box and short running line. The Roundhouse was awarded Museum Accreditation by the Museums Libraries and Archives Council in 2010. Barrow Hill Roundhouse is also home to the Deltic Preservation Society. The site is connected to the national railway network and this has encouraged several commercial rail companies to base their activities at Barrow Hill, generating over 40 jobs and making a valuable contribution to the local economy. Clients include Network Rail, DRS, VSOE (operators of the Orient Express), Freightliner, Harry Needle Railroad Company, Colas, NewRail (railway research facility affiliated to Newcastle University) and Intertrain. With good rail and road connections, a large car park and on-site catering, the Roundhouse is a popular choice for railway industry demonstrations and product launches. It is also an interesting and different venue for corporate away days.
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WWI Peace Event at Barrow Hill Roundhouse

Sat Jun 29 2019 at 10:00 am
Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre, Campbell Drive, Barrow Hill, S43 2PR Chesterfield, Chesterfield, United Kingdom

Past Events

Rail Ale Party Night with ABBA Revival

Thu May 16 2019 at 05:00 pm
Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre, Campbell Drive, Barrow Hill, S43 2PR Chesterfield, Chesterfield, United Kingdom

Easter Fun

Sat Apr 20 2019 at 09:00 am
Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre, Campbell Drive, Barrow Hill, S43 2PR Chesterfield, Chesterfield, United Kingdom

Steam into STEM Science Fun Day

Sat Mar 16 2019 at 10:00 am
Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre, Campbell Drive, Barrow Hill, S43 2PR Chesterfield, Chesterfield, United Kingdom

Christmas Science Fun

Sat Dec 08 2018 at 10:00 am
Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway CentreCampbell Drive, Barrow Hill, S43 2PR Chesterfield, Chesterfield, United Kingdom

World War One Commemoration Weekends

Sun Nov 04 2018 at 10:00 am
Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre, Campbell Drive, Barrow Hill, S43 2PR Chesterfield, Chesterfield, United Kingdom

Halloween Family Fun

Sat Oct 27 2018 at 09:00 am
Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre, Campbell Drive, Barrow Hill, S43 2PR Chesterfield, Chesterfield, United Kingdom

Garden and Wildlife Family Fun

Sat Aug 25 2018 at 09:00 am
Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre, Campbell Drive, Barrow Hill, S43 2PR Chesterfield, Chesterfield, United Kingdom