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 TRIPS 2018

SUNDAY 5th AUGUST 2018 Open Day at Tamworth Bus Garage to celebrate its 90th anniversary.The Midland Red S22 will depart Stoneygate Tram Depot at 8 am. No need to book just turn up. Mick Gamble will also be taking the Browns Blue RT and will pick-up at the following...

ex Midland Fox Leyland Greenway For Sale

JIL 2157 ex Midland Fox For Sale 1973 Leyland National with 1994 East Lancs Greenway 2, 49 seats, Volvo engine, semi auto, ex Midland Fox and 99% original. Mot until October 2018 but is MoT ex...empt under new rules from next weekend, Free Tax, ready to rally. It can...

GRY 63D Back from Belgium

Leyland PD3A/1 GRY 63D has made a surprising return to the county. Withdrawn from service by Leicester City Transport in November 1980, it's a bus which little is know of it's life after LCT. We did know at some point the PD3 had been converted into a open topper and...

Quorn & Woodhouse 2018

Saturday 21st April 2018, saw another successful Bus & Rail event take place at the Great Central Railway at their Quorn & Woodhouse Station yard site. Graced with superb sunny weather the event attracted 33 buses and coaches along with vintage cars and a...

Scania Metropolitan GJF 274N

274 Returns to Leicester in April 2018 Metropolitan GJF 274N returns to Leicester for preservation and restoration after it was purchased towards the end of 2015 when it was found to be languishing in a barn in Northamptonshire. The Scania is privately owned by a...

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...

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