The Leicester Transport Heritage Trust was formed in 2007 as a 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.

Donations, either towards our general running costs, or towards specific projects or vehicles are always welcome.

Donations can be made online using the BT mydonate link below.

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LTHT 2018 Membership Application Form

LTHT – 2017 Membership Application Form

Advantages of joining Some of the advantages of joining the Leicester Transport Heritage Trust are:

  • The opportunity to get involved in restoration, archive work and community outreach
  • Receive a quarterly high quality local transport related journal
  • Monthly Saturday morning social meeting at New Walk Museum
  • All this for just £20 per annum

News & Events

Find out more on our events and meetings

Vehicles

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All our Stories

Twelve panels that depict Transport in Leicester

Tram Depot

Our new project for Stoneygate Tram Depot

Bus & Rail Event Quorn & Woodhouse Saturday 21st April 2018

  BUS & RAIL EVENT Saturday 21st April 2018 10am - 5pm Quorn & Woodhouse Station Yard Display of Buses & Coaches in station yard Heritage bus services in local area including regular journeys to Loughborough GCR and Mainline rail stations Transport sale stalls GCR...

Midland Red D9 5314

BMMO D9 5314 was acquired by the Leicester Transport Heritage Trust in December 2017. 5314 was new to Coalville garage in April 1963, remaining at the garage until it was transferred to Southgate Street garage (Leicester) in October 1977. It had the distinction of...

GRY 60D Joins the LTHT collection from Wythall Transport Museum

Reg No:  GRY 60D - new 1966 Chassis: Leyland Titan PD3A/1 Engine:  Leyland 0600 9.8 litre diesel Gearbox: Crash/Synchromesh (higher gears) Body:    Park Royal 74 seats No 60 was delivered in August 1966, one of ten that year with Park Royal bodywork of the style...

GRY 63D FOR SALE IN BELGIUM

Buses for sale in Belgium These buses are for sale in the Antwerp region of Belgium and include ex Leicester City Transport, Leyland Titan PD3, GRY 63D; Chevrolet "Omnibus" AJ95517, 1952, pictures. AEC Reliance (GWG 94) HU3RV549, 1955, pictures. Ford Koln Rhein...

Showbus 2017

A selection of photographs from the recent 45th 'Showbus' event which this year was held at Donington Park, Leicestershire. Amongst the many Buses and Coaches on display including these with a Leicester connection. ex Midland Red S23 5919 alongside Tony Reekie's ex...

Daimler CS6G UJF 182 ex LCT For sale in Italy

A 1959 Daimler double decker bus ex Leicester City Transport has re-appeared again for sale on ebay. Withdrawn from service in 1971, UJF 182 spent a number of years in the North East with Lockeys of West Auckland. After some time with other owners the Daimler was...

Metropolitan 301

One of the most active ex Leicester buses at the moment is Michael Webster's,1975, MCW Metropolitan, GJF 301N. After it's visit to the London Bus Museum at Brookland's, Surrey in April, again the Metropolitan headed south on the May Spring bank holiday to attend the...

Midland Red 5905 BMMO S22

Our beautifully restored BMMO S22 single decker unfortunately suffered engine problems towards the end of 2015. We are having the engine repaired by a very experienced specialist but this naturally comes at a cost. If you would like to see 5905 back on the road as...

Route One Magazine feature FJF 193

Route One Trade magazine have featured an article in their latest edition Issue 687 (26 April 2017) on the restoration/repair work taking place at the First Leicester, Abbey Lane depot on the LTHT Trust's Leyland PD2, FJF 193. Delivered to Leicester City Transport in...

Archive

The Trust’s archive is independently recognised as being important and unique. It relates very specifically to Leicester and Leicestershire covering an incredibly interesting time period not only for the buses and public transport, but in representing the social and demographic changes in the city too. The collection of paper documents, photographs and small artefacts dates back to April 1834 with a London to Nottingham via Leicester stage coach companion.

We have a wealth of material that relates to the late nineteenth century, including a substantial number of items from the Leicester Tramways Company which operated from 1874 to 1901. Material from the twentieth century is well covered and the Trust recognises that the collecting of archive material is an ongoing process. Systems are in place to ensure that current transport related material also takes its rightful place in the archive.

Members of the Trust’s Archive Team receive ongoing support from qualified archivists who are based locally. The team have also been on a number of Collection Care courses organised by the East Midlands Museums Service. Trust volunteers are steadily documenting and digitising items in the extensive collection.

Become a Member

Advantages of joining Some of the advantages of joining the Leicester Transport Heritage Trust are:

  • The opportunity to get involved in restoration, archive work and community outreach
  • Receive a quarterly high quality local transport related journal
  • Monthly Saturday morning social meeting at New Walk Museum
  • All this for just £20 per annum