Facilities

Facilities and access information for each site is listed below.
For more information, or if you have particular access needs, please contact us before you visit. Please note that some facilities may require booking in advance.
If you intend to board a train then guidance for the less able passenger can be found on the Great Central Railway Website. If you have specific requirements it is advised that you call the Great Central Railway on 01509 632323.

Summary of General Facilities
Facility Heritage Centre Mountsorrel Station Nunckley Trail
Parking Yes: Parking for 39 cars with 3 disabled bays. A cycles rack is also available. Yes: Parking for 11 cars with 2 disabled bays. No: Nearest parking at the Heritage Centre
Catering Yes. Granite’s Coffee Shop No No
Quiet room Quiet room available on first floor access via the lift. Station is outdoors Trail is outdoors
Toilets Yes No: Nearest toilets in the Heritage centre. No: Nearest toilets in the Heritage centre.
Dogs Dogs on leads are welcome on the patio area ONLY.
Dogs are NOT allowed anywhere else on site, including Granite’s.
Yes. Dogs MUST be kept on a lead. No
Picnic Area No. The outside seating area is intended for customers using Granite’s. No Yes: Picnic area overlooks the railway (number 11 on Nunckley Trail Map).
Poor Mobility and Older Visitors
Facility Heritage Centre Mountsorrel Station Nunckley Trail
Level Wheelchair Access Yes: there is level access from the car park to the Heritage Centre. No No
Ramp Wheelchair Access There is kerb-free access to the inclined ramp that leads down to the museums and platform. The gradient of the ramp is 1:15 with regular level sections where wheelchair users (or their assistants!) can take a rest, if necessary. There is kerb-free access to the inclined ramp that leads down to the platform. The gradient of the ramp is 1:15 with regular level sections where wheelchair users (or their assistants!) can take a rest, if necessary. The nature trail is wood bark and chippings and is, therefore, not an ideal surface for an independent wheelchair-using visitor to push on. We recommend that wheelchair users have an assistant to help them with this surface.
Lift Lift to all floors. Site on one level. Site on one level.
Accessible Toilets Yes No: Nearest toilets in the Heritage centre. No: Nearest toilets in the Heritage centre.
Seating Yes: Seating is available in the Granite’s coffee shop. Several of the outside tables have been modified for wheelchair users. No Yes: Seats are available at regular intervals around the trail.
Assistance Dogs Are welcome. Are welcome. Are welcome.
Further Information Stations and trains carry portable ramps for safe access by wheelchair. If the stations are unmanned, assistance should be sought from the train staff.
Some trains have specific less-able accommodation, but not all. It is advised that a call to the Great Central Railway should be made to enquire whether trains operating that day carry this facility. Ambulant disabled people should be able to access the rest of the train via ramped wheelchair access into the guards van. The heritage railway carriages have narrow aisles and corridors, so wheelchair access is not possible along the train.
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Mother and Child
Facility Heritage Centre Mountsorrel Station Nunckley Trail
Pushchair Access There is kerb-free access to the inclined ramp that leads down to the museums and platform. The gradient of the ramp is 1:15 with regular level sections. There is kerb-free access to the inclined ramp that leads down to the platform. The gradient of the ramp is 1:15 with regular level sections. The nature trail is wood bark and chippings and is, therefore, not an ideal surface for buggies and pushchairs.
Baby Changing Yes. Baby changing facilities are available. No: Nearest toilets in the Heritage centre. No: Nearest toilets in the Heritage centre.
Blind or Visually Impaired
Facility Heritage Centre Mountsorrel Station Nunckley Trail
Sensory Aids The platform edge is picked out by a white line and there are tactile surfaces on the platforms. Station staff will be happy to assist if needed.
Display boards in the Heritage Room feature bar-codes which allow mobile/tablet users to listen to each board.
The platform edge is picked out by a white line and there are tactile surfaces on the platforms. Station staff will be happy to assist if needed. Visually impaired visitors will find shorter messages in Braille at the bottom right-hand corner of the notice boards. Bar-codes linking to an audio description will be available shortly.
There are tapping logs at the side of the path along the whole length of the trail. The path includes sensory and tactile areas, a discovery area for children and adults with special needs, wild flowers, shelters and seating, a willow tunnel and a picnic area.
Assistance Dogs Are welcome. Are welcome. Are welcome.
Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Facility Heritage Centre Mountsorrel Station Nunckley Trail
Induction Loop Yes. No. No.
Assistance Dogs Are welcome. Are welcome. Are welcome.
Culinary or Dietary Restrictions
Facility Heritage Centre Mountsorrel Station Nunckley Trail
Catering Please ask at the counter for gluten free and vegetarian options. No. Nearest Catering is at the Heritage Centre. No. Nearest Catering is at the Heritage Centre.
Health and Safety
Facility Heritage Centre Mountsorrel Station Nunckley Trail
Sheer Drop Please be careful near the platform edge. It’s a long way down! Please be careful near the platform edge. It’s a long way down! No.
Trip Hazard Not present Not present Yes. The local wildlife have a habit of burrowing for food on the bark path.

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