After many years of hard work by dedicated volunteers, the magnificent Midland Railway Roundhouse at Barrow Hill that faced certain demolition (it was saved 2 days before it was due to be demolished and is now a listed building!) is now a very interesting railway centre. We hope you will find something to interest you during your visit to the site of Britain's last operational roundhouse. Our very first open weekend was held in July 1998. A regular events calendar has evolved giving great pleasure to visitors of all ages. We extend a very big thankyou to all those who have helped us during this very exciting and difficult project. The results are now there for all to see. We went on to win the Heritage Railway Association award in 1998 for an outstanding contribution to railway preservation. Now home to the new Deltic Preservation Society Museum/Depot!
Open every weekend to visitors, 10am-4.00pm. Our shop, cafe and archive room will be open, along with the Roundhouse itself. Please see the events listing for further details. Closed: Christmas day, Boxing day, New Years Day.
Free admission on non-event weekends but a donation is welcomed. For prices of open days please call, email or see website.
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Facilities and services
- Facilities for private functions and events
- Meeting room available
- Parking for disabled available
- Picnic area
- Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
- Toilets for disabled
- Wheelchair access to all public areas
- Wheelchairs available for loan
Visits can sometimes be arranged during the week - call Mervyn (General Manager) for more details. For an events leaflet/to be added to our mailing list, please call or email us!
- Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
- Pre-booking service for groups
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