GCR Diesel Gala 9/10 September

The GCR will be running trains along the Mountsorrel Branch line during their forthcoming diesel gala weekend. Only day runabout tickets will be available at a cost of: adult £18, and child £10. Continue reading GCR Diesel Gala 9/10 September

Through Trains Video

Granite Wagons

An excellent day with lots of passengers on the trains, our first day of shunting demonstrations and a steady stream of youngsters trying their hand at driving our miniature trains. A quick thank you to all the volunteers for marshalling the site running the attractions.

GCR’s through trains 22/23 July

What makes this weekend so special? It is the first time ever that visitors will be able to catch a train at one of the GCR stations and ride through to the heritage centre and Mountsorrel stations, or vice versa. Although it was the aim of its builders in 1860… Continue reading GCR’s through trains 22/23 July

Big Butterfly Count 2017

Butterfly

Looking for something to entertain the children (and adults)? Do you have an interest in nature and a love of butterflies? Then why not take part in the Big Butterfly Count! All you have to do is record the type and number of butterflies you see in fifteen minutes. Our… Continue reading Big Butterfly Count 2017

Through Trains to Mountsorrel: 22/23rd July 2017

The award winning Leicestershire heritage line is well known for transporting thousands of families between Loughborough, Quorn and Woodhouse, Rothley and Leicester North stations. Now, for the first time, it can say ‘all change for Mountsorrel’. Continue reading Through Trains to Mountsorrel: 22/23rd July 2017

DMU weekend 25/26 Mar 2017

It was lovely to see so many families enjoying the sunshine and taking the opportunity to ride the train.

Up on the patio Charlie’s Favourite Sausage Baps were on sale as were photo-books commemorating his visit back in January. Author Stephen Done was also on hand signing copies his new murder mystery novel, “The Mountsorrel Mystery“. Continue reading DMU weekend 25/26 Mar 2017

The Mountsorrel Mystery

Author Stephen Done will be officially launching his new murder mystery novel, “The Mountsorrel Mystery“, at the Heritage Centre on Saturday 25th March. He will be signing copies of this book on the patio area, adjacent to Granite’s, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Continue reading The Mountsorrel Mystery

Train Running Weekend: 25th and 26th March

DMU at Nunckley Hill

We are pleased to announce that the GCR will again be running their DMU on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March. Tickets are only available on-line or cash-only on the day. Continue reading Train Running Weekend: 25th and 26th March

Prince of Wales Video and Photos

Prince of Wales visit

Sorry it took so long to work though all the photos and video. Rather than post dozens (hundreds?) of photos we have put together a video of the day. We hope you like it. Continue reading Prince of Wales Video and Photos

Prince of Wales visit

Quarry Dec 2016

We are delighted that the Prince of Wales will be visiting the Mountsorrel And Rothley Community Heritage Centre on January 25th.

The centre will be closed to the public on this day, but children from local primary schools will be with us to welcome the Prince. Continue reading Prince of Wales visit