Transport Festival - Sunday 5 November 2017

10.00 am to 5.00 pm

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We invite new and regular visitors to our established start of Season event (previously known as 'Open Day'), which will include

Admission to this event is £ 7 per adult (includes programme and bus schedule), Accompanied children under 16 free of charge.

(please note - we are not able to accept card payments)

Please note that dogs (other than registered assistance dogs) are no longer allowed on the Museum premises or vehicles 'in service.'

bus stopBus Services

Buses, both from the Museum collection and visiting, will provide a regular, free, bus service to and from Lincoln City Centre, a 'park and ride' service and 'country bus services' and 'excursions'. A timetable / vehicle schedule is included as part of the admission price.

The buses confirmed as scheduled for 'service' will be listed here nearer the time. The programme will include a detailed timetable showing which journeys each bus is scheduled to run.

The 'Park & Ride' service for this event will run from Teal Park, off Whisby Road - close to the Whisby Roundabout ('Pride of Lincoln') roundabout on the A 46 Lincoln by-pass. (Postcode LN6 3XX). Map HERE (although please be aware the road is quite new and may not appear on some navigation systems.)

This service will run from 10.00 am through the day, every 10 - 15 minutes. The last departure back to the Park & Ride will be at 5.05 pm. The 5.00 pm 'City Tour' bus will also continue to Teal Park (arriving approx 6 pm) after the tour.

City Centre Bus Service

The City Centre service can NOT operate from Lincoln Railway Station as in past years because of road closures as part of the development of Lincoln's new Transport Hub.

The service will run from Tentercroft Street (south of the railway line, east of the new temporary bus station) and will also pick up and set down on St Mark's Street outside Debenhams (site of Lincolnshire Road Car depot) - this service will run every 10 - 15 minutes from 10.05 until 4.20 pm (this departure will connect with the 5.00 pm City Tour bus), then an additional journey (which will also set down at the Park & Ride site) at 4.50 pm.

A map showing the locations of both stops can be seen here.

Country bus routes and excursions

More information nearer the time.

Country Bus open day stalls Car Rides

Car Rides

Some of the cars from the Museum collection are intended to be on the road and will be offering rides from 12.00 noon onwards. The cars we intend to be on the road will be listed here nearer the time.

All 'bus services' and car rides are free but we would strongly encourage visitors to purchase a programme which helps to cover the event's operating costs as well as helping to restore and maintain the vehicles in use. These events could not continue to run without the financial support of our visitors to whom we are grateful. All funds raised will go towards the running of our open days and upkeep of the Museum and vehicles.

Bringing a Vehicle?

Visiting historic / classic / interesting vehicles are welcome for part or all of the day (the event is not a "rally" as such, so there are no rally plaques or prizes) - cars and small commercials will be parked on a site next to the Museum, large commercial vehicles / buses and coaches will be on display at the Lindum Group site on Station Road, North Hykeham. (post code LN6 3QX, map HERE) -

Please contact us in advance. (further documentation will be required for buses / coaches to run 'in service')

We will be running connecting buses between the Lindum site and the Museum through the day.

We are most grateful to Lindum Group and many of our neighbours for use of their premises for the event.

Getting to Lincoln

Bus Enthusiast Running Days are operating the 'North Hykeham Express' from Leeds and Meadowhall as an excursion - fare £ 10 (pre-booking recommended) - more here. (All enquiries to the organisers, please)

If you are bringing a vehicle and are able to offer travel to the event, either on a free or commercial basis, please get in touch and we will add details.

We may be able to operate a service from Newark Northgate Station to connect with selected trains on the East Coast Main Line - more information to follow when train times are released.


We will have a number of visiitng stalls selling mainly a range of transport related items including books, photographs, models and a range of items including badges and ticket machines.

Stallholder forms will be sent soon to recent stallholders. If you have not been in recent years, please contact us and we will get more information to you. (Please note - we do not need food / drink sellers.)

We would respectfully ask visitors to use either local bus services or one of our bus services from either Lincoln City Centre or the Teal Park 'park & ride' to get to the Museum. We would ask visitors not to obstruct the streets near to the Museum with parked cars, as this makes it difficult for us to operate bus services, can be dangerous for pedestrians, and may threaten the future of our events.

Limited car parking facilities will be provided at the Museum for blue badge (disabled driver) holders only.

If you require any further information, please contact us.

Staying for the Weekend?

Visit Lincolnshire has more about what our City and County have to offer and an accommodation finder.

PLEASE NOTE - We will not be able respond to e-mails during the event, and may not be able to respond quickly via social media during the event - if you have an urgent enquiry on the day please telephone.

All funds raised will go towards the running of our open days and upkeep of the Museum and vehicles.

Report and pictures from past open days - Easter 2017 - November 2016 - Easter 2016 - November 2015 and some videos of past events on YouTube can be seen here.

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