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Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre

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a very good family attraction well worth a visit to the many themed events train rides available a... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
keith m
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Now a unique place of history

This is the LAST WORKING RAILWAY ROUNDHOUSE in the UK - Railway enthusiasts will love this place... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
Madcaravanner
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

a very good family attraction well worth a visit to the many themed events train rides available a lovely new cafe which is reasonable priced.free bus service from chesterfield railway station for the special events,steam and diesel events model rail layouts

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank keith m
Reviewed 11 December 2018

This is the LAST WORKING RAILWAY ROUNDHOUSE in the UK - Railway enthusiasts will love this place - working locomotives mixed with preserved locos and new buildsMore

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Madcaravanner
AlexaS565, Public Relations Manager at Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very much Madcaravanner for your 5* review. The Roundhouse is a very precious and wonderful building and we are so pleased we can share its story with people from near and far. The Roundhouse has something for everyone so please do spread the...More

Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

we attended an event for STEM this included the dome, a science guy and a facinating Meccano stall. the event was brilliant, definitely worth keeping an eye open for more ( I think they are regular) the venue was brilliant, great cafe, nice place. but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Me and my 11 year ago son visited yesterday when there was a science day. The science teacher was very good and did multiple seesions throughout the day and always with a large audience of kids. The were also other free craft activities which kept...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Steve J
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Good place to visit for families to see the railways of yesteryear. At only £3 entry for adults it is great value compared to English Heritage and The National Trust. The displays are child friendly and you can touch some of them. A great atmosphere...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank pboroman
AlexaS565, Public Relations Manager at Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit but have noted your comment about the café. We are clearly becoming a victim of our own success! We will look again at the staffing of the café, especially during our popular family...More

Reviewed 3 November 2018

This is a very good railway museum, brimming with highlights. The several steam locomotives are excellent. The diesel locomotives, railway carriages, signal box, et al, are good, and the ornate brick 1870 exterior is appealing (especially the large chimney behind the toilets!). The turntable itself...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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AlexaS565, Public Relations Manager at Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Alan, thank you for your review. We always welcome constructive feedback and your disappointment with the café has been duly noted. We had four people working in the café on each day over the weekend but because all our meals are prepared to order and...More

Reviewed 3 November 2018

The Roundhouse has a small cafe with friendly staff selling home baked cakes and sandwiches, hot and cold drinks. The entrance fee is currently £3.00 so good value for families. On the day we went, there was a science fair so lots for the children...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank viv e
AlexaS565, Public Relations Manager at Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Hi Viv, we're really pleased you enjoyed your visit. We are planning more science events for 2019 as they have been so popular this year. We'll be finishing the year off with a Christmas family day on 8th December. Then we will be closed in...More

Reviewed 13 October 2018

Went for Breakfast first, WOW. Freshly cooked, hot and delicious, generous portions. Newly opened cafe, highly recommended, well worth popping in, even if you live locally. Volunteers in shop very helpful and knowledgable. Great exhibition of some old favourites in the museum. Very reasonable entrance...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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AlexaS565, Public Relations Manager at Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

Thank you so much for your fantastic 5* review! We are delighted you enjoyed your visit - and especially the café! We do hope you will come back and see us again soon - perhaps you could try one of our delicious lunch offerings next...More

Reviewed 11 October 2018

Whilst visiting relatives in the area I decided to visit Barrow Hill again on Sunday 7th to see how they had progressed with the new visitor entrance and cafe since my last visit and it is very good (even though you now have to pay...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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AlexaS565, Public Relations Manager at Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

Thank you for your great 5* review. We were really pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your visit to the Roundhouse with its new and improved facilities. Although a lot of money - thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund - has been spent on...More

Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Very interesting visit, plenty to see and lots of information boards. Excellent cafe where we had coffee and later lunch, good value for money.More

Date of experience: September 2018
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AlexaS565, Public Relations Manager at Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

Thank you Linda - we are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We do hope you will come and visit us again some time - we have some great events lined up over the next two months which we hope will be...More

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juliee0
21 July 2018|
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Response from AlexaS565 | Property representative |
Sorry Julie E, we have only just seen your question, having just responded to your review (thank you again!). Having visited, you will now probably know that well behaved dogs are always welcome at Barrow Hill Roundhouse.
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4 April 2017|
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Response from Kathol25 | Reviewed this property |
Roundhouse has been closed for 're refurbishment but it is reopened just over one week ago.
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Mike S
20 March 2017|
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Response from BeckyA27 |
The Roundhouse is open to the public each weekend 10am - 4pm until early December.
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