. . . . . . . Hough Mill open 2-5pm Sundays . . . . . . . July's Festival of Archaeology events now on Diary page . . . . . . .

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

  • restoring the dilapidated shell of Hough Mill – mill open Sundays 2-5pm until end of September, please wear a mask
  • recovering neglected  railway and coal mining sites and managing them as woodlands and grass heathland
  • researching Swannington’s history, cataloguing the archive and publishing historical information
  • running events, tours and talks.


Festival Of Leicestershire And Rutland Archaeology

The Trust is running nine events as part of the Festival of Leicestershire and Rutland Archaeology, these include:

  • Guided Walks – The land that doesn’t know where it is, plus Hidden in full view.
  • Online Talks – Leicestershire Railways, plus Coal Mines of Swannington and District.
  • Califat Coal Mine – Two tours plus a family event.
  • Swannington Incline – Two tours


Details are on the diary page.

What our visitors say

Swannington Heritage Trust Swannington Heritage Trust Photo

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.