Thanks to your generous donations we have been able to start construction of our railway museum extension.
We are progressing so well that we have nearly exhausted the funds raised to date. We are around £5000 short of our £50,000 target; without these funds we will not be able to complete the fit-out of the museums. Continue reading Railway Museum Extension: Latest News
We are thrilled to have obtained planning permission for our Railway Museum extension. Now, with your help, we need to raise £18,000 to fund the building. Continue reading Railway Museum Extension
Our Discovery Centre is our exciting new project. Do you have any comments on our design? Continue reading Discovery Centre
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
Thank you to Malcolm for his excellent review of the year. We hope you enjoy watching and will visit next year to see our progress for yourself.
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