The Leicester Transport Heritage was formed in 2007 as the result of a merger of two well established groups with similar interests and objectives. The Trust was awarded Charitable Status in 2008 under the classification of Education, Training, Heritage, Environment and Conservation. The Trust's principal aim is to research, preserve and promote Leicester and Leicestershire's road transport heritage. Our interest is in all forms of road transport, be it bus, coach, tram, truck, van, car or cycles providing it has a local connection.Our aspiration is to showcase the area's rich and fascinating transport heritage in a permanent museum and we are making notable progress in realising this exciting objective. Whilst many consider transport to be a very mechanical subject we are great believers in the importance of the social aspect of transport heritage because it is very much about the people that made the industry work and thrive in addition to the equipment they used to achieve this. It is also about the people who worked on and used Leicester's public transport and how it transformed the city and the lives of the people who live or lived here.Trust members have the opportunity to get involved in vehicle restoration, archive related work or representing the Trust at community events if they wish to do so.
WelcomeWelcome to our new website. You can find out much more about the Trust and our work.We have some interactive features to explore, many images and histories of our vehicles and you can keep up to date with our latest plans.If you have any information or would like to get involved please do not hesitate to contact us.We are always interested in hearing about old transport photographs and other local transport related material.
Advantages of joiningSome of the advantages of joining the Leicester Transport Heritage Trust are:•Opportunity to get involved in restoration, archive work and community outreach•Receive quarterly high quality local transport related journal•Monthly Saturday morning social meeting at New Walk Museum•All this for just £18 per annum
Researching, Preserving and Promoting our Local Road Transport Heritage
This is a first draft video of a digital reconstruction of London Road tram depot in Leicester UK, a rare example of an Edwardian tram depot which is the focus of Leicester Transport Heritage Trust's campaign to re-use the building and their collection of vintage transport vehicles for a new transport museum. De Montfort University's Digital Building Heritage Group has been assisting the LTHT under the AHRC's Connected Community: Community Heritage programme in a co-production projproject to use digital technologies to better understand and interpret this interesting area of transport history. Big Thanks to Steffan Davies on the 3D modelling and Dr. Douglas Cawthorne the project leader.
Another successful Leicester Heritage Bus Running Day took place on September 8th 2013, with nine of the LTHT bus collection along with three visiting buses providing journeys on free bus services around the City. The LTHT would like to thanks it's partners who helped with the staging of this event, The Great Central Railway, National Space Centre and the Abbey Pumping Station Museum. Look out for details for our 2014 Events.