image for Railway Event item typeGrand Re-opening Steam Gala at Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre

Railway Event, Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sep 2017




Barrow Hill Roundhouse

01246 472450


off Campbell Drive,
Barrow Hill,
S43 2PR

Events at this Venue

date event
Thu 21 - Sat 23 Sep Play - 'Down the Line' part of Grand Re-opening
Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sep Grand Re-opening Steam Gala


Barrow Hill Roundhouse is delighted to confirm the details of its grand re-opening which will celebrate the completion of the £1.2 million Heritage Lottery (HLF) funded restoration project that is currently taking place at the Grade II listed Roundhouse complex.

The Roundhouse will open its doors to the general public for a truly special steam gala with visitors able to see for the first time the comprehensive but sympathetic HLF-funded restoration.

The highlight of a four day celebration will be the visit of three icons of steam – A3 60103 Flying Scotsman, A1 60163 Tornado and the Rocket. This will be the first visit to the Roundhouse by Flying Scotsman since a BR Open Day in 1974 and it will be 12 years after since the Rocket was at Barrow Hill Roundhouse when it took part in the celebration of George Stephenson’s connections with Chesterfield in 2005. Although Flying Scotsman has been seen in Derbyshire since the completion of its overhaul in 2016, this will be the first opportunity for many in the region to get up close to the locomotive. At this unique event you can see the Flying Scotsman alongside her sister East Coast racehorse Tornado.

There will also be a specially written play - find more information here:

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsTelephone (public)Accepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sep 2017 10:00 to 16:00


Adult £22.00
Child £11.00
Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £53.50



See location of Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 413756  Lat: 53.27586 Long: -1.38198

From North/South
Leave M1 at junction 30 and take A616. At roundabout select right lane and take 4th exit (A619 signposted Chesterfield). At roundabout on entering Staveley (just under 3 miles) take 2nd exit (B6053) and turn immediately left into Hall Lane. Follow road for approx 1 mile and turn left (Station Road). Follow road through Barrow Hill and take next right after The Barrow Pub (Campbell Drive) and then immediately left to Roundhouse complex.

From East
Follow A617 to M1 motorway junction and take 4th exit at roundabout (M1 North). Leave M1 at junction 30, then follow route from North/South.

From West
Follow A619 to Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Lidl on left) select middle lane and take 3rd exit. Keep in left lane and, at traffic lights, go straight on. At roundabout select right hand lane and take 3rd exit. At next roundabout select left lane and take 2nd exit (A617). Follow A617 for approx 4 miles to M1 motorway roundabout and take 1st exit (M1 North). Leave M1 at junction 30, then follow route from North/South.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 4 miles from Chesterfield station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
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