Our Events

Lincoln Castle Rally LVVS Car Running Day Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum Open Day
Lincoln Castle Rally Car Running Day Transport Festival - City Tour bus

Discover Lincolnshire Weekend - Saturday 30 / Sunday 31 March 2019

The Museum will be open on Saturday and Sunday, and we will be running a free bus service on the Sunday connecting the Museum with Lincoln city centre and some of the other attractions taking part. More information here.

Transport Festival at the Museum - Easter Sunday 21 April and Sunday 3 November 2019

Our traditional Transport Festival events take place on Easter Sunday and the first Sunday in November each year.

These long established events allow visitors 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. Please get in touch if you would like to bring a classic / vintage vehicle.

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 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' and November usually has between 30 and 40 buses, and offers a rare chance to see our buses out and about after dark.

More about the Easter Sunday (21 April) 2019 event here.

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

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

Vehicle Rally at Lincoln Castle - Sunday 16 June 2019

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 - entries must be pre-booked (an entry form will be available by post or to download nearer the time) due to space constraints, but new entrants are always welcome.

Entries are now open - more about the event and a downloadable entry form here.

Reports and pictures of previous events - 2018 Rally - 2017 Rally - 2016 Rally

Newark Bus Running Day – Celebrating centenary of W Gash & Sons - Saturday 13 July 2019

A bus running day based on Newark town centre, 10 am to 4 pm, featuring former W Gash and Sons and Lincolnshire Road Car buses running free local services. More information to follow.

Car Running Day at the Museum - August Bank Holiday Monday 26 August 2019

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.

Report and pictures from - 2018 event - 2017 event - 2016 event

LVVS Meets the People of Lincolnshire - Grantham - Saturday 14 September 2019

A few ex Lincolnshire Road Car buses will be running free local services from Grantham town centre. More information to follow.

Heritage Open Days - 14 / 15 September 2019

We regularly take part in the annual Heritage Open Days event in September at the Museum, and often out and about in the County as well. More information about 2019's event to follow.

Boston Bus Station Lincoln LVVS
LVVS Meets the people of Lincolnshire
Boston 2017
Heritage Open Day
Bus Service, Lincoln
LVVS on display, City Square,
Lincoln - March 2016

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, and occasionally on display in and around Lincoln.

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 Lincoln

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

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