Barrow Hill Roundhouse Museum, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Britains only surviving operational Roundhouse Engine Shed
Barrow Hill shop has great gift ideas, railway collectables, train memorabilia and more

Learning & Education . . .

Barrow Hill Roundhouse offers a unique and exciting environment for learning for all ages.

Our Learning Team can offer a variety of facilitated sessions suitable for your group from Foundation Stage to Key Stage 4.

Our site provides opportunities for children to learn in a real-life context outside the classroom including the option to visit the nearby Chesterfield Canal if you wish. We also have several resources for teacher-led visits and can advise you in any specific needs you may have for your children.

We have ensured that all resources and facilitated sessions link to the National Curriculum, including links to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). Please see our Curriculum Links documents for each key stage within the appropriate section.

Foundation Stage learning, Barrow Hill Roundhouse museum offer school visits for all ages
Key Stages 1 & 2 Educational school trips to Barrow Hill Roundhouse Museum
Educational School outings for Key Stages 3 and 4 at Barrow Hill Roundhouse and Railway Museum
Work Experience and placements available at Barrow Hill Roundhouse and Museum

Booking your visit . . .

To book any of our sessions, or to find out more about your visit to us, please contact the Learning Team at:


Tel: 01246 475554

Pricing . . .

All school visits:

£6.00 per child

Accompanying adults go free:

Early Years: 1 adult free per 4 children
Years 1-3: 1 adult free per 6 children
Year 4 onwards: 1 adult free per 10 children

The children were so excited about their visit and gained so much knowledge from the day. The visit proved everything and more I wanted it to be. It included a perfect mixture of history and real hands-on activities and I am very grateful to the learning team’.

Jane Cooney, class teacher, Elton School