Our Events

Open Day Castle Rally Open Day
Open Day - Buses Castle Rally Open Day - Cars

The Society organises four major events each year - two 'Open Days' at the Museum, which take place on Easter Sunday and the first Sunday in November each year, a vehicle rally in the grounds of Lincoln Castle in June, and a car running day in the summer.

2014's events are -

Museum 'Open Day' events - Easter Sunday 20 April and Sunday 2 November

Castle Rally - Sunday 8 June

Car Running Day - Bank Holiday Monday 25 August

we will also be taking part in the 'Discover Lincolnshire' weekend (22 / 23 March) and Heritage Open Days (13 / 14 September) - both weekends, we will run a bus service on the Sunday - details nearer the time.

Castle Rally

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, held in June each year. Normal admission charges to the Castle apply for non-entrant visitors.

The 2014 Castle Rally will be on Sunday 8 June

Reports and pictures of previous events - 2013 Rally - 2012 Rally

Open Days

Our long established Open Days 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 - ranging 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.

2014's events will be on Easter Sunday 20 April and Sunday 2 November 2014.

See more about recent events - November 2013 - Easter 2013 - November 2012 - Easter 2012

Some videos of past events on YouTube can be seen here.

Car Running Day

Our first car running day took place on 14 July 2013, and we hope to make this an annual event. Pictures from 2013's event here. (Watch this space for information about a 2014 event)

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 regularly take part in the 'Discover Lincolnshire' weekend in March (22 - 23 March 2014), and Heritage Open Days in September each year

One regular outing is the RAF Waddington Air Show each year. A number of our vehicles are on display in one of the Hangars, and some of our buses operate a 'park and ride' service to and from the airfield car parks. Pictures from 2013 here.

Waddington Air Show {short description of image}
Buses in service and cars on display at Waddington

Events Elsewhere

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 Car Show website

Local Events - Love Lincoln - Visit Lincolnshire

(We can not accept responsibility for the contents of linked websites.)

Page updated 26.1.14