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Event Organiser: ICE

Site visit: Glenfield Tunnel tour, Leicester

  • Networking
  • Leicester
  • 28 July 2018
  • 15:30 - 17:00
Site visit: Glenfield Tunnel tour, Leicester

About this event

Built by the renowned civil engineer George Stephenson the one-mile tunnel was first opened in 1832 and was said to be longest railway tunnel in the world at the time of completion. Originally the tunnel was used to transport coal into the city of Leicester but after 28 years of operation the tunnel fell into disuse. It has had a unique variety of uses until today, where under council ownership, tours take place.

The Graduates and Students Committee are lucky to have the opportunity for a private tour led by the Leicestershire Industrial History Society for up to 25 ICE members. The guided tour will explore the first 100 m of the tunnel and first ventilation shaft while learning about how it was built and the history of the tunnel.

To attend this event as a member please book use the 'Book now' button on this page.


For questions relating to the visit and access, please contact either Will Hooper or Joe Murphy.

We will assemble at the Glenfield Co-op prior to the tour.


  • David Lyne
  • Chris Bookins, Leicester Industrial Heritage Society Chair

Event venue

Glenfield Co-Op
Station Road
Leicester LE3 8BQ
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Fiona Turner

e: [email protected]