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DMU at Nunckley Hill GCR Trains: April 2019- The Great Central Railway will be running trains from their main line onto the Mountsorrel branch line on Wednesday 17th, Wednesday 24th and 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,… Continue reading GCR Trains: April 2019
Butterfly Easter Hunt: 19th and 22nd April- 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.
Banner Image 8(a) Festival of Archaeology Tours 2019- 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
Heritage centre banner image Steam Trains: 31st March 2019- 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
Museum Banner Newsletter: Spring 2019- 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
Museum Banner Railway Museum Extension: Latest News- 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