The Great central Railway have submitted a bid for £10million to the Heritage Lottery Fund. for the building of a new railway museum in Leicester.
Filled with priceless artefacts from the national collection, the new attraction will be based at GCR's terminus in Leicester North.
Plans for the new museum have been described as "world class" and Managing Director of the Great Central Railway Bill Ford said:
This is a visionary project. In the last 12 months the partners have worked hard to prepare the funding bid. The museum will help people reconnect with Leicester's railway story and our shared heritage. Together with our thriving steam line, we're confident tens of thousands of people will visit every year.
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