Derby Roundhouse Tour

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Derby Roundhouse Tour

Derby Roundhouse

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Sat 19 Aug - Wed 18 Oct

Tickets: £0 - £6 More price information

Please be aware your tour may be cancelled if there are insufficient numbers.
Running Time: 1 hour - approximate, including any interval(s).

Most tickets cost more when booked via telephone or in person at box office. See our Ts & Cs for details.

About the event

Join us on a journey to explore the oldest turning shed in the World where the golden age of steam once ruled!

The crumbling remains of The Roundhouse has been restored into a truly unique learning centre for Derby College and this special tour reveals how the impressive new buildings complement the character of this historical site.

Derby Roundhouse is a Grade II listed building, built in 1839 and given Guinness World Record status in 2012 as the oldest surviving railway Roundhouse in the world.

The friendly and knowledgeable tour guides will take you around The Roundhouse, the Engine Shed and Carriage Shop and reveal the true-life stories of the men, women and children who pioneered Derby's railway industry. The tour lasts approximately 45 minutes to one hour.

You can walk in the footsteps of George Stephenson, constructor of The Roundhouse and discover how the town of Derby prospered at the forefront of Britain's Industrial Revolution.

Booking and payment in advance is essential.

The tour may be cancelled if there is insufficient numbers. You will be contacted in advance if this is the case.

Please meet in the main reception, 10 minutes before the tour start time, next to the car park at the end of Roundhouse Road.

Private group tours can be arranged on alternative dates and times subject to venue and guide availability, please contact the Sales and Information team on tourism@derby.gov.uk

Roundhouse Tours as part of other Festivals

  • The tour on Sunday 24 September is part of BBC Radio Derby Derbyshire Day 2017.  Derbyshire Day is where Derbyshire attractions open their doors to a certain number of visitors free of charge. This tour is free of charge for 20 people only. A maximum of 4 tickets can be purchased by each customer. All places must be pre-booked, no entrance on the day will be permitted. 
  • The tour on Monday 16 October is part of Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site Discover Days. More information about Discover Days can be found here.

Dates & Tickets

Derby Roundhouse Tour

Sat 19 Aug 2017, 10:30am

£6

Wed 30 Aug 2017, 6:30pm

£6

Sat 9 Sep 2017, 10:30am

£6

Sun 24 Sep 2017, 1pm

£0

Sat 30 Sep 2017, 10:30am

£6

Wed 11 Oct 2017, 6:30pm

£6

Mon 16 Oct 2017, 6:30pm

£6

Wed 18 Oct 2017, 6:30pm

£6

Prices & Offers

£0 - £6

Ticket price includes complimentary tea and coffee at the end of the tour.

Derbyshire Day Tour

The tour on Sunday 24 September is part of BBC Radio Derby Derbyshire Day 2017. This tour is free of charge for 20 people only. A maximum of 4 tickets can be purchased by each customer. All places must be pre-booked, no entrance on the day will be permitted. 

Private group tours can be arranged on alternative dates and times subject to venue and guide availability, please contact the Sales and Information team on tourism@derby.gov.uk

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