As part of the Heritage Lottery Funded ’Rediscovering Bennerley Viaduct’ project we’re holding an exhibition at Erewash Museum in Ilkeston. The exhibition opened last week and runs until 30 August. See the attached flyer for more information.
Working in partnership with the museum we’ve put together a fascinating display showcasing the heritage of the 139 year old wrought iron viaduct in our ownership. Valued as a rare and impressive example of Victorian railway architecture and treasured Erewash Valley landmark, the story of this ‘iron giant’ and its surroundings is the focus of the summer-long exhibition.
The viaduct is currently the focus of a major project planned by Sustrans to bring it into use again as a cycling and walking route. It is planned for the viaduct to be the iconic centrepiece of the Great Northern Greenway: a traffic-free route between Nottingham and Derby and also to connect it up with the local network of paths including the Erewash Valley Trail.