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We want you to enjoy your visit to the Heritage Centre, the branch line railway and the nature trail. All our attractions are free to enter, although we may charge for special events and a fee will be payable to catch the train.

We do not currently accept school, nursery or similar group visits as the site does not currently have the infrastructure needed to support school visits. Our volunteers are working to fully develop the educational possibilities that the heritage centre site is able to offer and we hope to be able to start taking bookings later in 2017. Further details will appear here as things progress.

Heritage Centre

Heritage Centre Granites seating and play areaThe Heritage Centre is the heart of our attraction. On the ground floor is Granite’s Coffee Shop. Our Heritage Rooms spread over both floors, whilst on the first floor there is the Quiet Room. Outside there is additional seating and a children’s play area. There is ample free car parking, and access to the railway and museum. If you want to know more about how the Heritage Centre came into being then why not read about the background to the centre.

Mountsorrel Railway

Completed Mountsorrel Station - Click to go to pageMountsorrel Station may be “the end of the line” but it is the starting point for weekend trips on the Mountsorrel Railway and tractor-trailer rides to Stonehurst Farm and Museum. The Station was official opened on the 24th October 2015. Why not take a few minutes to read about the creation of the railway and station.

Nunckley Trail

Nunckley TrailOur half mile nature trail winds through differing woodland habitats, the Wildlife Warrior activity areas, as well as the ruins of the old Dob Hall and the industrial archaeology of the old Nunckley Hill quarry. Why not take a look around the trail before you visit? The Trail is accessed from the Heritage Centre and is open daily 10am to 5pm.

Quarrying Recreation

Quarry recreation areaWe have created a scene from the late 19th century. Stonemasons’ Huts would have been served by Tub Wagons pushed along a narrow gauge railway and then on to the standard gauge plank wagons. There is also a small exhibition building where you can find out more about the history of the quarry and the restoration of the railway. The quarrying recreation area opens Spring 2017.

Disabled Access

Disabled AccessLess-abled and worried about getting around the sites? Our Disabled Access Guide may put your mind at rest.

Facilities

Facilities AvailableNot sure what is available at each site? Our facilities guide might be what you are looking for.

How to Find Us

How to find us mapSo you are ready to visit, then you will need directions on how to find us.

 

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Mountsorrel & Rothley Community Heritage Centre