The Left Hand Band

The Left Hand Band

Keep your fingers crossed for fine weather for Sunday 19th June. Weather permitting The Left Hand Band will be playing a mixture of 50’s Rock-n-roll and other oldies for our customers between 2 and 4 pm in the outside seating area. Continue reading The Left Hand Band

Story Telling with Ruffle the rail dog

Rachel and Ruffles

Meet Rachel, local author and illustrator of a new series of children’s books and Ruffle. From Wednesday May 18th, between 1:30pm and 2:30pm, Ruffle will be telling you all about his many adventures. Continue reading Story Telling with Ruffle the rail dog

Meet the Artists

Art Exhibition Passing Through

“Passing Through” Exhibition Meet the Artists Session Saturday 30th April 10.00 am – 2.00 pm Come and meet the artists involved in our current exhibition “Passing Through”. This is an excellent opportunity to gain insight into the work on display in the Community Room. There will be informal talks by… Continue reading Meet the Artists

Painting in Oils: Working without brushes

An action packed, four-week course learning how painting with palette knives, rollers, cloths and
other equipment and materials can provide a wonderful loose and expressive style of painting. With
a little guidance and practice, good results can be achieved in a short space of time. Continue reading Painting in Oils: Working without brushes

Art Exhibition: “Passing Through”

Passing through art exhibition image

Six visual artists have collaborated to mount “Passing Through”, an exhibition of contemporary art which explores the emotional and metaphorical potential of journeying. The exhibition will include painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics and photography, and has been planned to coincide with the opening of this exciting new centre. Continue reading Art Exhibition: “Passing Through”

Pictures from the Official Opening

First an enormous thank you to everyone that turned out to make our opening weekend an outstanding success. Every train was sold out! We hope you all enjoyed your day and please look out for the Heritage Centre opening in the Spring of 2016. Here are some of our photos… Continue reading Pictures from the Official Opening

Opening Weekend change to Loco

Unfortunately steam loco “Colin McAndrew” has had to withdraw from hauling the opening weekend trains due to a mechanical fault. The loco has been replaced at very short notice by LNER Y7 from the Middleton Railway. A big thank you goes to everyone who has been involved in arranging the… Continue reading Opening Weekend change to Loco

Opening Weekend Updates

With less than a week to go the volunteers have been working hard. Whilst the eco team have been strimming back the roadside verges to ease access for the visitors, the track team have been moving sleepers from the base of Nunckley quarry to make space for parking. Much of… Continue reading Opening Weekend Updates

Railway Opening Weekend Q and A

If you have any questions regarding the Mountsorrel Railway Opening on October 24th/25th take a look below. If your question is not answered then please get in touch through or you can leave a comment on our Facebook event at and we will endeavour to answer them. When… Continue reading Railway Opening Weekend Q and A

Railway Opening Weekend Book Now

Tickets for the railway opening weekend on the 24th and 25th October are now available at . Tickets are £5 for adults and £3 for children (aged 2 to 15 inclusive). When booking on-line you will need to choose which train you would like to travel on. Tickets are not… Continue reading Railway Opening Weekend Book Now