LVVS Transport FestivalOur 2017 Events

Car Running Day at the Museum - August Bank Holiday Monday 28 August 2017

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.

Visiting classic cars are welcome.

More about the event here

Transport Festival at the Museum - Sunday 5 November 2017

Our long established events (formerly known as Open Days) on Easter Sunday and the first Sunday in November 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 - 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 buses, and offers a rare chance to see our buses out and about after dark.

Stallholders and Visting Vehicles are most welcome (and newcomers are always welcome) - more information for vehicle owners / stall-holders will be posted nearer the time of the event.

NOTE - other than visiting classic vehicles, parking at the Museum is limited to 'blue badge' holders. We run frequent free bus services from Lincoln City Centre and from a nearby 'park and ride' site. More information will be posted before each event.

Dogs (other than assistance dogs) are unfortunately no longer allowed on site or on the bus services.

More about the 5 November 2017 event here

See more about recent events - Easter 2017 - November 2016 - Easter 2016 - November 2015

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

Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum Open Day LVVS Car Running Day Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum Open Day
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Vehicle Rally at Lincoln Castle

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.

The date for 2018's event will be announced in due course.

Report from 2017's event

Reports and pictures of previous events - 2016 Rally - 2015 Rally

LVVS Castle Rally

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 will be taking part in the 'Discover Lincolnshire' weekend in March and Heritage Open Day in September - more information nearer the time of each event.

Events Elsewhere

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 Shows UK

Historic & Classic Vehicle Events in central and N England, Scotland & Wales - Morgans Year Book

Local Events - Lincolnite - Lincolnshire Echo- Lincs FM - Visit Lincolnshire

(We can not accept responsibility for the contents of linked websites.)

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