Transport Festival at the Museum - Easter Sunday 16 April and Sunday 5 November 2017
Our long established events (formerly known as Open Days) on Easter Sunday and the first Sunday in November allow visitors access to the 'hidden' areas of our Museum, including our workshop, and a chance to see some of the vehicles - including those awaiting and under restoration - which are not normally on public display. The Museum hosts our own refreshments stand, as well as several visiting enthusiasts' sales stalls. A variety of visiting vehicles - from motor cycles through cars and small commercial vehicles to large commercials and buses and coaches - visits for the day.
Also, many of our cars and buses take to the road for the day and offer a chance to see, hear - and of course travel on - yesterday's transport.
The 'bus services' for this event have grown in recent years - many visiting buses and coaches, both regular and one-off visitors from around the country join with our own 'fleet' to provide free services for our visitors, the Easter event usually sees around 20-25 buses 'in service', the 'end of season' event in November has 30 or more buses, and offers a rare chance to see our buses out and about after dark.
Stallholders and Visting Vehicles are most welcome (and newcomers are always welcome). Stallholder forms for Easter will be available very soon, as will entry forms for large vehicles (buses, coaches, HGVs) - visitors wanting to bring vintage / classic cars, motorcycles and small commercials do not need to book, but please do contact us if you want more information.
NOTE - other than visiting classic vehicles, parking at the Museum is limited to 'blue badge' holders. We run frequent free bus services from Lincoln City Centre and from a nearby 'park and ride' site. More information will be posted before each event.
Dogs (other than assistance dogs) are unfortunately no longer allowed on site or on the bus services.
See more about recent events -
November 2016 -
Easter 2016 -
November 2015 -
Some videos of past events on YouTube can be seen here.
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LVVS Meets the people of Lincolnshire - Boston - Sunday 11 June and Saturday 22 July 2017
A couple of outings from the Museum - some of our cars will be in Boston on Sunday 11 June, and up to 5 ex Lincolnshire Road Car buses will be running free local services from Boston Bus Station, 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday 22 July. These events will be run with help from Boston Borough Council. More information to follow.
Vehicle Rally at Castle Rally - Sunday 30 July 2017
This is our main event of the year for cars, motor cycles and small commercial vehicles, set in the elegant surroundings of Lincoln Castle in the heart of Lincoln's historic Cathedral Quarter. Up to 200 vehicles attend this annual and prestigious event.
Vehicle entry forms will be available soon.
Reports and pictures of previous events - 2016 Rally - 2015 Rally - 2014 Rally
Car Running Day at the Museum - August Bank Holiday Monday 28 August 2017
An informal event offering a chance to take a ride in some of our vintage and classic cars. This event began in 2013, and has now become an annual event.
Visiting classic cars are welcome.
More about the 2016 event here
Other Local Events
Our vehicles often get out and about from the Museum and can be seen at other events and vehicle rallies around Lincolnshire and beyond.
We will be taking part in the 'Discover Lincolnshire' weekend in March and Heritage Open Day in September - more information to follow soon.
We do not have the resources to include listings of other organisations' events on our website - we would suggest
Bus Events - Classic Buses website Events Diary
Car Events - Classic Shows UK
Historic & Classic Vehicle Events in central and N England, Scotland & Wales - Morgans Year Book
Local Events - Lincolnite - Lincolnshire Echo- Lincs FM - Visit Lincolnshire
(We can not accept responsibility for the contents of linked websites.)
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