Mon 16 Oct 2017, 6:30pm.

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

Telephone: 01332 255443