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' are listed here.

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

We will be operating our usual service connecting the Museum with the Natural World Centre at Whisby Nature Park (open 10 am to 5 pm), and Doddington Hall (gardens open from 11 am, house from 12 noon (admission charges apply) - both close 4.30 pm. Easter Eggsploration event in the gardens. Food & Drink Feastival in the Coach House, free entry. More about the Hall's Easter events here.)

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 3.40 pm from Lincoln St Mary's Street.

Additional 'tours and excursions' will operate on the day - more information in the event programme.

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 between 12 noon and 4 pm. The cars we intend to be on the road are listed here.

Getting to Lincoln

Feeder service from Newark Bus Station and Northgate Station

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With thanks to Marshalls of Sutton on Trent, there will be a free connecting service from Newark Bus Station at 10.25 am to connect with the Marshalls 'Fosse Way Flyer' bus (route 90) 09.40 am from Nottingham (due at Newark at 10.20 am)

then from Northgate Station (bus stop close to station exit) leaving at 10.45 am - this is intended to connect with

9.03 am Kings Cross to Leeds train due at Newark 10.26
9.40 am Leeds to Kings Cross train due at Newark 10.34

Discretion will be applied if one train or bus is running slightly late, but connection can not be guaranteed if one train is extremely late. There is a train scheduled from Newark Northgate to Lincoln at 11.40

The intended vehicle for this is Bedford Coach C434 HHL

Return bus from the Museum bus terminus will depart at 3.05 pm intended to connect at Newark Bus Station with 3.55 pm bus to Nottingham, then to Newark Northgate Station for the 4.09 pm train to Kings Cross and 4.27 pm train to Leeds.

Visitors may of course make their own arrangements to travel in one direction

Train times are supplied to the best information available, but please check with train operator / national rail enquiries.

Feeder service from Scunthorpe

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There will also be a free connecting service from Scunthorpe (bus stop OPPOSITE Scunthorpe Railway Station) at 10.15 am

Return departure from the Museum bus terminus at 4.05 pm

The intended vehicle is ex Hattons, St Helens Dennis Dart MW52 UCC

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.


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.

page updated 14.4.19