Barrow Hill Roundhouse Museum, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Britains only surviving operational Roundhouse Engine Shed
Barrow Hill Community

Shine A Light

Thursday 8 December and Friday 9 December

Ticket information


Ticket prices:
Children £6 (4-16, under 4s free)
Adults £9

First entry at 1635, then every 25 minutes until 2020

Come and join us at Barrow Hill Roundhouse for “Shine A Light”, a magical night time show of sound and light, on 8th and 9th December 2022. This will be an opportunity to see this unique railway venue as it has never been seen before and is not to be missed!

Shine A Light will provide an extraordinary evening of entertainment, bringing together live music, awe-inspiring illuminations and projections in a visually stunning display. The show will be delivered by internationally-renowned Derbyshire-born video projection artists Illuminos and the UK’s last surviving operational roundhouse will provide a entirely unique backdrop to this incredible event.

Watch as an industry is reborn.  The turntable will move as this epicentre of railway power erupts into a mighty crucible of light and sound.  This is a story of hope and transformation, skills preserved, of a proud past aligned to a new future for transport.  Fire, coal, steam, diesel and electricity come pouring down the train tracks in a spectacular celebration of locomotive power and industrial might.

Suitable for all ages, for families, railway enthusiasts, and lovers of history alike, this one-off Shine A Light production will entertain, enthral and amaze.

Indian street food, sweet treats, a bar serving real ales and other alcoholic drinks and the Roundhouse Café and Shop will all be on hand to help make this a wonderful pre-Christmas treat to remember.

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Entry by donation.
Charges apply on special event days.
Cafe available for food and refreshments.
Please visit our shop selling railway memorabilia and souvenirs.

Our opening hours are Saturdays and Sundays 10.00am-4.00pm. Closed Monday to Friday, including Bank Holidays.

There is a diversion in place due to a road closure at Junction 29a of the M1; this will add approximately 10 minutes to your journey time if you use this route to reach the Roundhouse. This diversion will be in place until 31st March 2015.