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 end 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 are listed here. The event 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

We will be operating our usual service connecting the Museum with the Natural World Centre at Whisby, and Doddington Hall for their Winter Craft Fair (note that the house / gardens are not open, and there is an admission charge for the craft fair)

The last bus will connect with the 5.00 pm 'City Tour' and Park & Ride departures from the Museum.

The last bus FROM Lincoln with a connection for Whisby and Doddington will be the 3.35 pm from Tentercroft Street.

Additional 'tours and excursions' will operate on the day - including with open top buses (weather permitting) - more information in the event programme.

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 are listed here.

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 to let us know you're coming (cars / small commercials) or for an entry form (large vehicles). (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)

Added 26.10.17 - Eastern Bus Enthusiasts Group are running two buses from Peterborough Bus Station at 8.45 am - please contact them for more information (Facebook page here)

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.

Feeder service from Newark Northgate Station

Please note that Virgin Trains East Coast have a special service on Sunday 5 November, as the line is closed to all trains at Grantham on the day for engineering work.

With thanks to Marshalls of Sutton on Trent, there will be a free connecting service from Newark Northgate Station (bus stop close to station exit) leaving at 10.50 am - this is intended to connect with

Leeds to Kings Cross train due at Newark 10.23
Kings Cross to Leeds train due at Newark 10.43
Rail replacement bus from Grantham due at Newark 10.45
Marshalls 'Fosse Way Flyer' bus from Nottingham due at Newark 10.35

Discretion will be applied if one train is running slightly late, but connection can not be guaranteed in the event of extreme late running of one train. There is a train scheduled from Newark Northgate to Lincoln at 11.40

Return bus from Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum will depart at 4.15 pm (please check programme on the day for any amendment) intended to connect with 4.50 bus to Nottingham and 5.04 train to Leeds. There is no connnection towards London around that time - visitors are advised to travel from Lincoln either earlier or later in the day.


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.

We are now fully booked for stalls.

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.

Our thanks to -

All the vehicle owners and volunteers who make the event happen

Our many neighbours in and around Whisby Road and for the use of their premises to hold our ever growing event

and for sponsorship of the event programme -

Red Recruitment 24/7, 78 Newland, Lincoln

Maggie's Plaice fish and chips, 144 Newark Road, Lincoln

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.

page updated 1.11.17