Leicester Transport Heritage Trust

Leicester Transport Heritage Trust

Researching, preserving and promoting our local road transport heritage


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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 eagerly anticipated too, when it hits the doormat!

LTHT 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.

Donate directly as a one off via PayPal.

Also, help the Trust with Easyfundraising. Easyfundraising is the UK’s biggest charity fundraising site; it’s simple to use and it’s totally free to you – just use it while you shop online and the retailer donates to the Trust. Over 7,000 brands have partnered to donate part of what is spent to a good cause at no extra cost. 

Our Annual Bus Rally and Railcar Weekend

Our next Bus Rally and Railcar Weekend will take place at Quorn and Woodhouse Station on Saturday 18th May and Sunday 19th May 2024.

Join us for a great day out – with free entry and free bus rides on a variety of routes and vehicles, it will be fun for all of the family!

There will be a range of heritage to modern vehicles on display, incorporating the a mixture of the Trust’s, members’ and friends’ buses and coaches.


Latest News

  • The Bus Inspectors
    The Bus Inspectors officially launched on 1 January 2024, with a mission to grade the nation’s 10,000 heritage buses and
  • Asda Big Cheque presentation!
    We were really pleased to host Beth from Asda’s local Oadby store recently at the Tram Depot to present a
  • Browns Blue turns Midland Red event
    The Leicester Transport Heritage Trust (LTHT) recently commemorated the 60th anniversary of the change with a ‘Browns Blue turns Midland


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? If you’re more interested in our archives, you can delve into the Trust’s vast collection of Leicester transport history by helping us to 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 website for further details.