There are many places to visit in Leicestershire linked to Transport.
|Snibston Discovery Centre|
|Snibston is built on the site of the former Snibston Colliery. There are a variety of different facilities there, including a large transport gallery, containing many old cars, vans and busses, as well as a couple of trains.|
|The Great Central Railway|
|The Great Central railway is the only mainline railway in the country to be preserved as a steam run railway. The railway has been lovingly restored by hordes of volounteers between Loughborough and Leicester. The main station is at the Loughborough end and has museum, containing several trains and showing the history of the track. Both Loughborough and Quorn stations feature regularly in television programmes. Previous programmes have included Goodnight Mr Tom among others|
|The Grand Union Canal|
|The Grand Union Canal runs through Leicestershire. There are boat tours and hire facilities in several places in the county.|
|This is one of the largest flight of locks in the country. It takes 2 hours to get a boat through the entire flight. Located near Foxton (near market Harborough) this takes the Grand Union Canal over 30 metres up a steep hill.|
|The Battlefield Line|
|This railway runs alongside the famous Bosworth Battlefield.|
|The National Space Centre|
A different form of transport this time - space transport. The NSC opened in Spring 2001, on the site of the former sewage works. It is the UK's main space attraction. Although the NSC is not greatly linked to the city's history, Leicester University does a lot of space research. This is not owned by Leicester Museums. For price and times, please visit their website.
The NSC is well signposted throughout the city. It is situated on Exploration Drive, just off Corporation Road, in the Abbey Meadows area of the city, next to the Abbey Pumping Station.
|Cadeby Light Railway|
|A narrow gauge steam railway at Cadeby, near Market Bosworth. Free admission, although a donation is requested. Open second Saturday of selected months.|
|The Ashby Canal|
|Walking, picnicking, and boat rides on the Ashby canal, which links Hinckley, Bosworth, Moira and Measham. Boat rides at Canal Wharf, Stoke Golding.|
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