Drama Days: 17 to 19 August

Calling all young explorers and drama lovers with big imaginations! If you love playing games and making up stories – take a walk on the wild side and imagine what could happen on an epic journey, where anything is possible. Join us and create a short play and make your own masks and props, during three two-hour drama workshops for children (7-11yrs). The play will be shown at the end of the final day to friends and family. Continue reading Drama Days: 17 to 19 August

Commemorative Posters Available

Our commemorative Limited Edition Posters are now available! To mark the first weekend of passenger trains stopping at the new Heritage Centre and Nunckley Hill station we have produced a limited edition run of just 30 copies of the two posters shown above. Each is individually numbered and is signed… Continue reading Commemorative Posters Available

Trains Running: 20th and 21st August

The GCR have given us advanced notice of when trains will next run on the Mountsorrel Branch Line, so keep the weekend of the 20th/21st August free. Trains will be made up of the three carriages forming the GCR’s heritage diesel multiple unit, as shown on the poster above. Trains… Continue reading Trains Running: 20th and 21st August

Granites: Open Daily 10am to 5pm

We offers a wide range of hot and cold drinks, a selection of cakes and treats to suit all pockets, light meals and even speciality ice creams.

Nunckley Trail: Open Daily

Our half mile nature trail gives excellent views towards Old John tower and Bradgate park.

Mountsorrel and Rothley Community Heritage Centre and Granite’s Coffee Shop

Picture of signpostIn 2007 our aims seemed daunting; to restore the 1¼ miles of the Mountsorrel Railway. With £100,000 raised from the local community and business our 120 volunteers have delivered so much more! Contributing over 100,000 hours of labour they cleared and restored the rail line, built Mountsorrel Station with car park and access, repaired two stone bridges, created the Nunckley Trail, and re-laid and replanted countless metres of hedgerow.

The official railway opening on the 24th October 2015 was a major milestone of which we are immensely proud. If you missed the opening, or wish to be reminded of the day, we have pictures of the opening along with links to many of the news sites that covered the opening..

Our vision for 2016 is equally ambitious. We have already opened our Community Heritage Centre, which chronicles the rich and varied history of Mountsorrel and Rothley. Three nearby historic buildings were dismantled, moved, and, together with a new building, form the basis of the Heritage Centre, providing Heritage Room, Granite’s coffee shop , a Community room (which is available to hire), and quiet room. We are still working towards creating an historic quarry demonstration area, additional platform to the Mountsorrel railway and a small railway museum featuring rolling stock that worked this railway.

The Heritage Centre and nature trail opened on the 25th April, whilst we hope to open the quarry demonstration and railway museum in the autumn. You can follow the build progress week by week on our build time-lapse page.

Feel free to look around our website to see our vision for the Centre. Why not download our brochure for a brief introduction to us. To keep up to date with our progress, and to read the latest news, check out our RSS feed, or if you would like to receive e-mail updates on our progress and also details of events and special offers then why not sign up for our Newsletter. If you feel you would like to help with our project you can contribute money, materials, or volunteer your time, to transform the site into your Heritage Centre.

The blog: Mountsorrel Railway Blog is still available for you to explore the development of the railway, however it is no longer maintained or updated.

If you have difficulty finding the page you are looking for then our Site Map may help.


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