Roundhouse Tours

Multiple Dates

We run regular public tours most Saturday mornings and Monday evenings subject to the venue being available. These need booking in advance either on-line or by calling Derby Tourist Information Centre – 01332 643411. The cost for the 45 min – 1 hour tour including tea/coffee afterwards is just £6 per person.

Future public tour dates/times are as follows. We need a minimum of 4 people per tour for them to go ahead:

We can also do private group tours for 10 people or more at a reduced cost of £5 per person. These are subject to the venue and guide availability, so we encourage people to phone our office to talk through options – 01332 643414.

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Opening of The Famous Trains Model Railway

12th/13th April

Famous Trains model railway opens its doors to the public on 12th and 13th April for the first time. The model railway and exhibition will then be open at weekends and bank holidays, opening between 11am and 4pm. Entry for the first few months is at a bargain rate as we continue to make our exhibition better and better.

The model railways and exhibition, and our associated shop, are in Markeaton Park, Derby, in the Famous Trains building which is alongside the main car park (off the Markeaton Island A38/A52) and next to the main terminus station of the Markeaton Park Light Railway.

Easter at The Famous Trains Model Railway

18th to 21st April

Over the four days of the long Easter weekend the Famous Trains exhibition will have a special Easter Egg theme. This will be from the 18th to 21st April inclusive, that is from Good Friday right through to Easter Monday, specially for families and children.

The model railways and exhibition, and our associated shop, are in Markeaton Park, Derby, in the Famous Trains building which is alongside the main car park (off the Markeaton Island A38/A52) and next to the main terminus station of the Markeaton Park Light Railway. Our 60feet-long 00-scale Chinley model railway will be running as well as several other layouts in differing scales and sizes. There will be something to attract people of all ages. Even Thomas will be there!

Derby Model Railway Exhibition

10th/11th May

Mickleover Model Railway Group will be holding its 34th annual Derby Model Railway Exhibition on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th May at Moorways Sports Centre, Derby.

For further information visit: www.mmrg.org.uk

Women in Rail Conference

14th May

Women in Rail provides support and networking opportunities to women in the rail industry. The group promotes rail as an attractive career choice and is developing strategies for engaging young people to consider a career in the sector.

We hope to have a government minister provide the keynote at this event.

For further information contact: womeninrail@angeltrains.co.uk

Derby175 Celebration at the Silk Mill Museum

29th May

To include a brief illustrated talk explaining the historical context of Derby175 and its influence on Derby & beyond. The Midland Railway Study Centre will be open with conducted tours behind the scenes. The celebrated 7mm gauge model railway, a reconstruction of the Midland Railway in miniature, will be in operation.

Admission is free and all ages are welcome. Further details from enquiries@midlandrailwaystudycentre.org.uk

175th Anniversary of first train to depart Derby

30th May

A special event will be held at Derby station to celebrate the departure of the first train in 1839

The Big Bang Fair East Midlands

10th July

Taking place at the Roundhouse, Derby on Thursday 10th July, the Big Bang Fair East Midlands is the largest celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) in the region. Attracting over 2,000 young people, the event enables students aged 9-19 to explore the exciting world of STEM.

This year the event will include a Derby175 showcase area, profiling the very best of the rail industry.

For further information visit www.thebigbangfair.co.uk/eastmidlands

Contact: Paul Jones, Email: pauljones@bydesign-group.co.uk

Antiques Roadshow at the Roundhouse

20th July

BBC ONE’s ever popular Sunday evening programme ANTIQUES ROADSHOW will be filming for its 37th series at The Roundhouse, Derby on Sunday, 20th July, 2014. The doors open at 9.30am and close at 4.30pm. Entry to the show is free.

Golf Day

4th September

Come and join us for a round of golf on the Moorland Course at Breadsall Priory and at the same time raise lots of money for charity.

For further information visit www.derbyrailforum.org.uk

Derby Roundhouse Dinner

9th October

Dinner at the Roundhouse is one of the rail industry’s most popular events, providing an ideal setting for you to network with some of the most influential decision-makers responsible for running the UK rail industry.

For sponsorship opportunities or booking details, please contact Vicky Binley on 01733 367602 or vicky@mainspring.co.uk

We are constantly adding to this programme and invite you to re-visit www.derby175.co.uk to see what else is happening to commemorate 175 years since the railway arrived in Derby.

For further information on Derby175 or to get involved in the year long celebrations please email: derby175@btinternet.com