GCR Trains: Sunday 30 June 2019

The Great Central Railway will be running trains from their main line onto the Mountsorrel branch line on Sunday 30th June. For just £7 (£4 for children) you can take a trip on their Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) taking a circular route stopping at Quorn, Nunckley Hill, Mountsorrel, Rothley and then back to Quorn. Continue reading GCR Trains: Sunday 30 June 2019

Railway Museum Extension: Latest News

Thanks to your generous donations construction of our railway museum extension is just about complete! We are still around £4,800 short of our target which we intend to use to produce interpretation boards and audio presentations for all the exhibits. Continue reading Railway Museum Extension: Latest News

Granites: Open Daily 10am to 4:45pm

We offer 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.

GCR Trains: Sunday 30 June 2019

DMU at Nunckley Hill

The Great Central Railway will be running trains from their main line onto the Mountsorrel branch line on Sunday 30th June. For just £7 (£4 for children) you can take a trip on their Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) taking a circular route stopping at Quorn, Nunckley Hill, Mountsorrel, Rothley and then back to Quorn. Continue reading GCR Trains: Sunday 30 June 2019

Railway Museum Extension: Latest News

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Thanks to your generous donations construction of our railway museum extension is just about complete!

We are still around £4,800 short of our target which we intend to use to produce interpretation boards and audio presentations for all the exhibits. Continue reading Railway Museum Extension: Latest News

GCR Trains: Sunday 26 May 2019

DMU at Nunckley Hill

The Great Central Railway will be running trains from their main line onto the Mountsorrel branch line on Sunday 26th May. For just £7 (£4 for children) you can take a trip on their Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) taking a circular route stopping at Quorn, Nunckley Hill, Mountsorrel, Rothley and… Continue reading GCR Trains: Sunday 26 May 2019

GCR Trains: April 2019

DMU at Nunckley Hill

The Great Central Railway will be running trains from their main line onto the Mountsorrel branch line on Sunday 28th April. For just £7 (£4 for children) you can take a trip on their Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) taking a circular route stopping at Quorn, Nunckley Hill, Mountsorrel, Rothley and… Continue reading GCR Trains: April 2019

Easter Hunt: 19th and 22nd April

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Looking for something to do over Easter? On Good Friday (19th) and Easter Monday why not take in the fresh spring air and enjoy our Nunckley Trail Easter Hunt? Just £1.75 a go with a cream egg for everyone taking part.

Festival of Archaeology Tours 2019

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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

Steam Trains: 31st March 2019

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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

Newsletter: Spring 2019

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You might have thought that Spring was here in mid February however meteorologically spring started on the 1st March, (or for the budding astronomers amongst you, not until the 20th March). The fine weather certainly brought visitors flocking to Granites and the nature trails over the half-term week; we had… Continue reading Newsletter: Spring 2019

Prestigious Exhibit For Railway Museum

Our volunteers have been hard at work with their £50,000 project to extend the popular Mountsorrel Railway Museum. The project will enable the current restoration area in the museum to be moved into a purpose built extension, which will double the amount of museum space available for public display of… Continue reading Prestigious Exhibit For Railway Museum

Newsletter: Christmas 2018

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Where has the year gone? As well as the usual DMU shuttle services on the railway there were again services onto the GCR’s main line. Our Mountsorrel Granite Wagons were also out and about as part of the GCR’s Goods Galore gala. Our restored Brake Van saw its first outing… Continue reading Newsletter: Christmas 2018