Welcome to the website of the multi award winning Swannington Heritage Trust. We have a fabulous group of volunteers who work fantastically hard to achieve amazing things.
Swannington has a wonderful heritage of coal mining, horse drawn tramways, the first steam railway in the English midlands, modern day woodlands as part of the national forest and fascinating families with intriguing histories.
Swannington Heritage Trust owns Hough Mill in Swannington, a restored corn mill built around 1790, as well as 14 acres of former coal mining and railway sites that are managed as woodlands and acid grass heathland. The mill is open on summer Sundays and for events, Trust sites are open 6am to midnight and are accessible via a network of public footpaths.
Details of events and volunteer sessions are on the diary page.
Kings Award for Voluntary Service – 14th November 2023
I am incredibly excited and proud to let you know that we have been given the Kings Award for Voluntary Service. This is known as the MBE for volunteer groups and celebrates the fantastic achievements of our volunteers over the last 39 years.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank every volunteer who has ever been involved in the Trust – this award is for you!
Look out for much more information and celebration as this fantastic news starts to sink in!!
Thanks, as always, for your support,
What our visitors say
"...Lovely spot great to learn about our local history...."Facebook
"...Restored windmill. Run by volunteers who offer a great deal of knowledge about local history. Definitely worth a visit...."Google Reviews
"...Lovely walk with family and dog, adventure for the kids..."Google Reviews
"...Industrial heritage site run entirely by volunteers. They also maintain an inclined plane nearby...."Google Reviews
We love sharing photos that people send to us, many thanks to Gary Hawthorne for these fabulous photos. More public provided photos are in our Community Gallery do have a look.