Before the Great Central Railway can run services on and off the Mountsorrel branch the signalling, at the branch junction, requires upgrading. Our campaign to raise the estimated £75,000 started in March 2017. Thanks to the our many supporters the target of £75,000 has now been achieved and the project… Continue reading Swithland Signalling Upgrade – BREAKING NEWS
You now have even more to visit! We are pleased to say that the Mountsorrel Railway Museum, Quarry Heritage Building, Spinney Trail, the Den Building Area and the high level seating area and refreshment kiosk, are all now open. At the moment the kiosk sells tea, coffee, Parisella’s scooped ice… Continue reading New Attractions
Each weekend, since March 2015, we have taken a photo at Nunckley quarry covering the site of the heritage centre, railway museum and platform. The video (time-lapse) sequence shows how the work has progressed from empty quarry to its present state.
Continue reading Heritage Centre Time-lapse
If you’ve visited recently you’ll have seen the massive changes taking place thanks to all the hard work by our teams of volunteers. Railway Museum We hope to open the railway museum and the other quarry exhibits early in March. You may already have noticed some of the exhibits arriving.… Continue reading Our Plans for 2017
The three Mountsorrel Granite Company liveried wagons arrived at the heritage centre’s new railway museum to-day. The wagons were restored back in 2010, almost entirely by young people including a group of teenage girls on Tuesday evenings. Continue reading Granite Wagons arrive at Nunckley Hill
Well this will be the last progress update, and the last time the list of tasks in Our plans for March and April will need updating! Lets start with progress within the building. Ray has finished the Granite’s serving counter which looks amazing, and he has also made three… Continue reading Progress: 17th April
With under four weeks to go before opening how are we progressing and what is left to do?
We have groups working most Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays so if you can help in any way please get in touch. Continue reading Our plans for March and April