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GCR’s through trains 22/23 July - What makes this weekend so special? It is the first time ever that visitors will be able to catch a train at one of the GCR stations and ride through to the heritage centre and Mountsorrel stations, or vice versa. Although it was the aim of its builders in 1860… Continue reading GCR’s through trains 22/23 July
Swithland Signalling Upgrade – BREAKING NEWS - 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
Through Trains to Mountsorrel: 22/23rd July 2017 - The award winning Leicestershire heritage line is well known for transporting thousands of families between Loughborough, Quorn and Woodhouse, Rothley and Leicester North stations. Now, for the first time, it can say ‘all change for Mountsorrel’. Continue reading Through Trains to Mountsorrel: 22/23rd July 2017
Spinney Trail bluebell panorama Bluebells on the Nature Trails - If you are visiting the Heritage centre in the next few weeks, be sure to allow time to visit our nature trails. You will find drifts of English Bluebells scattered around the Nunckley Trail, however the Spinney Trail is currently brimming with blue! In particular the bank to the North… Continue reading Bluebells on the Nature Trails
Den Building New Attractions - 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
DMU weekend 25/26 Mar 2017 - It was lovely to see so many families enjoying the sunshine and taking the opportunity to ride the train. Up on the patio Charlie's Favourite Sausage Baps were on sale as were photo-books commemorating his visit back in January. Author Stephen Done was also on hand signing copies his new murder mystery novel, “The Mountsorrel Mystery“. Continue reading DMU weekend 25/26 Mar 2017
The Mountsorrel Mystery - Author Stephen Done will be officially launching his new murder mystery novel, "The Mountsorrel Mystery", at the Heritage Centre on Saturday 25th March. He will be signing copies of this book on the patio area, adjacent to Granite's, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Continue reading The Mountsorrel Mystery