Transport Festival - Easter Sunday 21 April 2019

10.00 am to 5.00 pm

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We invite new and regular visitors to our established start of Season event which will include

Admission to this event is £ 8 per adult (includes programme and bus schedule), Accompanied children / young people under 18 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 programme including bus timetable / vehicle schedule is included as part of the admission price.

The buses confirmed as scheduled for 'service' will be listed here nearer to the time.

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

LVVS The City Centre service will run every 15 minutes, departing from the bus stop opposite Lincoln Railway Station, outside the former 'Barbican Hotel' on St Mary's Street (pictured left) and close to Lincoln's new bus station. Map here.

The first departure from St Mary's Street will be at 10.10 am (to allow connections from Stagecoach bus 18 from uphill Lincoln, due at Lincoln Bus Station at 10.02) then every 15 minutes until 4.25 with an additional journey at 4.55 pm.

photo by 1431Andy on Flickr and used with permission

Country bus routes and excursions

Country bus routes and additional 'tours and excursions' will operate on the day - more information to follow.

Country Bus Car Rides open day stalls

Car Rides

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

Getting to Lincoln

If you are bringing a bus / coach 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.

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 (the event is not a "rally" as such, so there are no rally plaques or prizes)

There is no formal entry process, but please contact us in advance. (further documentation will be required for guest buses / coaches running 'in service')


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. Recent stallholders have now been sent entry forms, or it can be downloaded (as PDF file) here. Alternatively, please contact us if you would like a copy by post.

Please note - we do not require 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 Lincoln and Visit Lincolnshire have 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 or 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.

See more about recent events - November 2018 - Easter 2018 - November 2017 - Easter 2017

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

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