Join Robert on a guided walk looking at the history and archaeology of Nunckley Hill quarry, the Mountsorrel Railway (Swithland branch), the remains of an early 19th century building known as ‘Dobb Hall’, Heritage buildings and the Railway Museum including the restored 1888 MSLR 6 wheel passenger carriage. Continue reading Festival of Archaeology Tours 2019
We have a very special day on March 31st. The GCR will be running steam passenger trains on the Mountsorrel Branch line. These will be top and tailed by the Jinty and Austerity tank engines and will run through to the GCR’s main line stations. You can join the train at either Quorn, Rothley or the Heritage Centre stations and ride a round trip for only £6 adults and £3 children! You can break your journey at any of the stations to enjoy all the things to see and do at each station. Continue reading Steam Trains: 31st March 2019
Our volunteers will once again be transforming the Nunckley Trail into a spooky adventure to be enjoyed on the run up to Halloween. Come and look for the ghosts and witches. What can you find cooking in the witch’s cauldron? Don’t get caught in the cobwebs at the willow arch! Continue reading Spooky Wood Weekend 27th – 28th October
We are pleased to announce that the GCR will again be running their DMU on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st October. Ticket prices are £6 for adults, £4 for children available in advance from the GCR. Continue reading Trains Running: 20th and 21st October 2018
Our 9 hole crazy golf course is now officially open!
For just £2 per adult, or £1.50 per child you can test your skill against our 9 tricky holes. Continue reading Crazy Golf now open
A team of steam toy enthusiasts are joining us at the Heritage Centre to showcase a variety of their steam engines and toys.
Lots of steam toys will be on display, including toy trains, toy steam engines, model train tracks and a quarter size traction engine, all in our Railway Museum for you to enjoy! Continue reading Steam Toys in Action: 22nd Sep 2018
- Site Tours
- Shunting Demonstrations
- Garden Railway
- Train Running weekends
- Steam Toy exhibition
Once again the Great Central Railway will be running trains from their main line onto the Mountsorrel branch line. Their Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) will be running a circular route stopping at Quorn, Nunckley Hill, Mountsorrel, Rothley and then back to Quorn.
It is over a year since trains last ran onto the GCR main line so make a note in your diary. Continue reading Trains 21st & 22nd July 2018
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 Nunckley Trail, and wild-flower areas are ideal locations to… Continue reading Big Butterfly Count 2018
As part of the Leicestershire & Rutland Festival of Archaeology why not join Robert for a guided tour looking at the history and archaeology of Nunckley Hill Quarry, the restored Mountsorrel Railway (the Swithland branch line), the remains of the 19th century building known as “Dobb Hall”, and the 1888… Continue reading Leicestershire Festival of Archaeology