vision is to establish a museum devoted to the history and
development of public and commercial road transport in the region.
We are rigorously searching for a site that offers the best
potential and is easily accessible. Meanwhile our Leyland Panther
saloon acts as our mobile museum, offering a wide range of
information about WHOTT as an organisation, as well as staging
exhibitions. The Trust has seventeen vehicles in its care, covering
the period from 1929 to 1994, including traditional half-cab single
and double-deck buses, luxury coaches, minibuses and commercial
vehicles. It also has a growing archive facility that can be visited
Soon after being established WHOTT was
registered as a limited company by guarantee and also obtained
charitable status. We have published a
that provides a strict approach to what we can and cannot collect.
In summary we are interested in anything to do with manufacturing
and operating public and commercial road transport throughout the
south west. Our period of interest extends from the late nineteenth
century to the present day and we are as keen to record and preserve
examples of the latest technology as we are faithfully to
accommodate those from the past.
Between them the Trustees and Members
of WHOTT possess the breadth and depth of knowledge and enthusiasm
relevant to public and commercial road transport operation. This is the
key to establishing a museum that could, for posterity, combine that
knowledge and provide an educational resource for the benefit of
students of all ages.
To find out more please browse through
our pages, then contact us, or
become a Member today.
Interest and enthusiasm are all we ask, plus a minimum membership fee of
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Contact WHOTT by post via our registered office: Kalmia, Church
Road, Colaton Raleigh, Devon EX10 0LW, or the
Dorchester Vintage Bus
The Trustees have reluctantly decided to cancel this
(29 May 20)
Further to our announcement dated 29
March 2020 our AGM, normally held in May, has had to be
postponed yet again. The last revoised date was 13 June
but it will now take place late July or early August.
The date will be confirmed as soon as hall bookings are
resumed. Please watch out for more details.
(12 July 20)
Further to our announcement dated 19
March 2020 we advise that access to Coldharbour Mill,
Uffculme is now possible although the Mill itself is not
yet open to visitors. This means the WHOTT archive can
be visited from today, 10 July, between the hours of
10am and 5pm on Fridays only. Due to social distancing
only four people can be on the premises at any one time
and full Covid-19 precautions are in place, both in the
archive and public toilet areas. It is essential to
phone in advance for an appointment on 01395-567795, or
by email to