The Derby & Hucknall Branch and the Scottish Branch are concerned primarily with the heritage of Rolls-Royce Limited. The Bristol Branch covers the products and history of the Bristol and Bristol Siddeley companies as well as the famous names of de Havilland, Blackburn and Napier. The Coventry Branch is located both at Ansty and Derby and is the authority on Armstrong Siddeley and its predecessors. The Indianapolis Branch in the United States is dedicated to the achievements of the Allison Engine Company and Rolls-Royce activities in the USA. While the majority of exhibits are aero-engine related, there is an increasing proportion of items relevant to marine, energy and land vehicle engines reflecting the historical importance and current growth of these businesses in Rolls-Royce.
The Trust publishes a magazine twice per year for its Members called “The Journal of the Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust”. Books are also published at regular intervals and specialise in the histories of the products of Rolls-Royce and its ancestor companies ranging from aero engines, motor cars, premises and people. The Trust also produces DVD titles.
The Derby & Hucknall, Bristol and Coventry Branches have workshop facilities where engines and related artefacts are preserved and restored for exhibition. A wide variety of these engines, as well as other exhibits, are on permanent display.
Each Branch undertakes to present a series of lectures each year on a variety of subjects both historical and topical, given by past and present engineering staff and also by guest speakers. Entry to these lectures is free and all are welcome.
Membership of the Trust, currently around 3000, is worldwide and open to current and past employees as well as enthusiasts for engineering heritage with an interest in Rolls-Royce and its ancestral companies.