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.

“>Visit our charity page on BT MyDonate

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LTHT Special offer2018/19 Membership Application Form

LTHT membership 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

Find out more on our vehicles here

All our Stories

Twelve panels that depict Transport in Leicester

Tram Depot

Our new project for Stoneygate Tram Depot

Leyland PD2 No.154 Restoration Appeal

http:// LEICESTER TRANSPORT HERITAGE TRUST Leicester City Transport Leyland PD2 No.154 RESTORATION APPEAL Please help us get our Leyland PD2 back on the road as soon as possible Restoration work on our Leyland PD2 is progressing well at First Group's Abbey Land depot....

LTHT Membership Special Offer £20 2018/2019

Join between 1st September and 31st December 2018 and receive membership to 31st December 2019 for just £20. click on the link below for LTHT  membership form LTHT - Membership Application Form (September - December 2018 Special Offer) "Leicester Wheels" our quarterly...

EFE – BACHMANN MIDLAND FOX BUS MODEL

To help raise funds for the Leicester Transport Heritage Trust, we have a small amount of stock of the new EFE Midland Fox Bristol VR bus model available for sale.  Priced at £25.95 plus £2.50 postage. The model features VDV 112S a 1977, Bristol VR, MK111, on the ...

BUS TRIPS 2018

SUNDAY 21st OCTOBER 2018 Aston Manor Road Transport Museum. 'Autumn Leaves Bus Running Day' free bus services to local destinations, sales stalls at museum admission fee into museum, Shenstone Drive, Aldridge, West Midlands The LTHT will be taking ex Midland Red, S22...

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...

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