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.
Leicester Transport Heritage Trust
8 Ingrams Way
Phone: 0116 281 3693