Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust


The Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust is an organisation that was founded in 1981 to preserve the history of Rolls-Royce Limited, Rolls-Royce Holdings and all merged or acquired companies. Five volunteer led branches exist, three in England, one in Scotland and a North American branch.[1]

Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust
General View in the Derby Collection.jpg
General view of an engine hall at the Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust, Derby.
LocationDerby, Derbyshire (Headquarters)


Derby and HucknallEdit

Located on Osmaston Road the Derby and Hucknall branch occupies a former foundry building (and originally a trolley bus depot) and has a large collection of over 200 aero engines. Currently closed due to the Covid situation and unlikely to re-open in this location as a re-location is planned but to a smaller site that will reduce the number of engines on display. Engines and exhibits from the Coventry and Ansty Branch are also on display. Workshop facilities are used by volunteers to restore and preserve the collection items.

A separate site with a smaller engine collection details the history of the Rolls-Royce Flight Test Establishment at Hucknall.[2]

Coventry and AnstyEdit

The Coventry and Ansty branch engine collection is kept at the Derby site and chronicles the work of Siddeley-Deasy and Armstrong Siddeley as well as Rolls-Royce.[3]


The Bristol branch engine collection is housed in the Sir Roy Fedden Heritage Centre. As well as Roy Fedden designed engines from the Bristol Aeroplane Company and products built by Bristol Siddeley a number of de Havilland and Blackburn types are displayed.[4]


The Scottish branch of the Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust is based in the village of Inchinnan, Renfrewshire and has a collection of engines that were produced at the Hillington and East Kilbride factories.[5]


The Indianapolis branch of the trust chronicles the history of the Allison Engine Company which was acquired by Rolls-Royce in 1995 as well as later and current products of Rolls-Royce North America.[6]


The Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust publishes a range of books and other media specialising in aero engine subjects and other products, company personnel and history topics.[7]

See alsoEdit

Related lists


  1. ^ Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust Retrieved: 10 October 2019
  2. ^ - Derby and Hucknall branch Retrieved: 15 August 2019
  3. ^ - Coventry and Ansty branch Retrieved: 15 August 2019
  4. ^ - Bristol branch Retrieved: 15 August 2019
  5. ^ - Scottish branch Retrieved: 15 August 2019
  6. ^ - Indianapolis branch Retrieved: 15 August 2019
  7. ^ - Publications Retrieved: 15 August 2019

Further readingEdit

  • Donne, Michael. Leader of the skies - Rolls-Royce: The first seventy-five years. London, England. Frederick Muller Limited, 1981. ISBN 0-584-10476-6
  • Pugh, Peter. The Magic of a Name - The Rolls-Royce Story - The First 40 Years. Cambridge, England. Icon Books Ltd, 2000. ISBN 1-84046-151-9
  • Pugh, Peter. The Magic of a Name - The Rolls-Royce Story - Part Two:The Power Behind the Jets. Cambridge, England. Icon Books Ltd, 2001. ISBN 1-84046-284-1
  • Pugh, Peter. The Magic of a Name - The Rolls-Royce Story - Part Three:A family of Engines. Cambridge, England. Icon Books Ltd, 2002. ISBN 1-84046-405-4

External linksEdit

  • Hucknall Flight Test Museum
  • Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Rolls-Royce Motor Cars