Take a Derby Roundhouse Tour in the footsteps of George Stephenson

Derby, Derbyshire

Join us on a journey to explore the oldest turning shed in the world where the golden age of steam railways once ruled.

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Be blown away by the architecture of this amazing place which is now the inspiring home of Derby College. See the original rail tracks and reminders of Derby’s railway heritage around every corner.

Walk through the old carriage workshop and engine shed and imagine the scene of workers creating locomotives and carriages from scratch - a complete world away from the health and safety regulations of today.

The Roundhouse opens its doors as the grand finale where you can relax with a tea or coffee as you enjoy the stunning surroundings.

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 and is a real eye-opener about life in the 1800s. 

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