Leicester Transport Heritage Trust

Leicester Transport Heritage Trust

Researching, preserving and promoting our local road transport heritage


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The Leicester Transport Heritage Trust is a charity which aims to research, preserve and archive the history of transport across Leicester. We have a growing collection of local historic vehicles and a valuable archive of transport related material documenting the evolution of Leicester’s unique transport story.

Alongside our preservation and archiving work, we hold regular Zoom and face to face meetings with guest presenters who offer a wide ranging insight into bygone transport. Our quarterly “Leicester Wheels” journal for members is also eagerly anticipated too when it hits the doormat!

Our public rallies and open days showcase our historic vehicles to the public, allowing a nostalgic glimpse into the buses and coaches that once ruled the roads of Leicestershire.

Your donations are much appreciated and go towards restoring and preserving Leicester’s heritage vehicles for future generations.

Our Annual Bus & Train Spectacular

Our Bus and Train Spectacular took place at Quorn and Woodhouse Station on Saturday May 7th 2022.

It was our biggest ever event. Thank you so much to everyone that attended and made it such a special day!

Following our highly successful Bus and Train Spectacular, we will be holding a celebration of 100 years of Midland Red at Quorn in conjunction with the GCR on Saturday 20th August.

There will be free bus rides and shuttle buses between Quorn Loughborough Central and Loughborough Midland stations.

Car parking will be adjacent to Quorn station yard, costing £3

Come along for a great day out!

Special event

More details to follow, with a plan for the Trust to visit – stay tuned for further information!


We plan to continue our monthly meetings at the Braunstone Civic Centre for as long as COVID regulations allow. All of our face to face meetings will follow the latest government safety guidelines.

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Whether you want to come along to our monthly meetings at Braunstone Civic Centre with a cuppa, take part in our monthly virtual Zoom meetings or would like to be more involved, we’ve got something for everyone!

At our rallies, why not try conducting or being the face of the organisation at one of our stalls. Why not delve into The Trusts vast archive of Leicester transport history – help us catalogue and uncover the unknown facts that shaped our transport history?

We have plenty of opportunities to get hands on with our fleet of historic vehicles too. Our volunteer team take pride in restoring and maintaining our fleet in historically accurate condition, just as you might remember it.

Become a member today and then contact us via the web site for further details.

Last updated: 8th December 2021