Barrow Hill Roundhouse

Barrow Hill Roundhouse

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Barrow Hill Roundhouse is a unique and fascinating attraction located in the heart of Derbyshire, England. It is the only surviving railway roundhouse in the world, and is a must-see for anyone interested in the history of the railway industry.

The Roundhouse was built in 1841 as a steam locomotive maintenance shed, and it was the first of its kind in the world. It was designed by the famous engineer, George Stephenson, and it was used to repair and maintain steam locomotives until the early 1960s. After its closure, the Roundhouse was saved from demolition and was restored to its former glory.

Today, the Roundhouse is a museum and visitor centre, and it is open to the public. Visitors can explore the Roundhouse and learn about its history, as well as the history of the railway industry. There are a number of interactive exhibits, including a model railway, a locomotive simulator, and a virtual reality experience. There are also a number of events and activities, such as steam train rides, model railway workshops, and guided tours.

The Roundhouse is also home to a number of historic locomotives, including the famous ‘Flying Scotsman’, which is the oldest surviving locomotive in the world. Visitors can explore the locomotives up close and learn about their history.

The Roundhouse is also home to a number of other attractions, such as a café, a gift shop, and a railway-themed play area. There is also a large outdoor area, which is perfect for picnics and outdoor activities.

Barrow Hill Roundhouse is a must-see for anyone interested in the history of the railway industry. It is a unique and fascinating attraction, and it is the only surviving railway roundhouse in the world. Visitors can explore the Roundhouse and learn about its history, as well as the history of the railway industry. There are a number of interactive exhibits, events, and activities, as well as a number of historic locomotives. The Roundhouse is also home to a number of other attractions, making it a great day out for all the family. https://barrowhill.org/

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
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