|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 early Summer, and a car running day on August Bank Holiday Monday.
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.
Reports and pictures of previous events - 2014 Rally 2013 Rally
The 2015 Castle Rally will be on Sunday 17 May 2015 - more information including vehicle entry forms here.
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.
See more about recent events -
Easter 2014 -
November 2013 -
Some videos of past events on YouTube can be seen here.
2015's Open Days will be on Easter Sunday 5 April 2015 and Sunday 1 November 2015
Car Running Day
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. Pictures from 2013's event here. 2014's event was on Bank Holiday Monday 25 August - more here.
The 2015 Car Running Day will be on Bank Holiday Monday 31 August 2015. More information to follow.
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 and Heritage Open Days in September each year
One regular outing is the RAF Waddington Air Show each year (although this will not be taking place in 2015.) 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 2014- 2013.
|Buses in service and cars on display at Waddington|
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 4.3.15