Our 2018 Events

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

Discover Lincolnshire Weekend - Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 March 2018

The Museum will be open on Saturday and Sunday as part of the annual Discover Lincolnshire Weekend event. On the Sunday we will be operating a bus service with some of our buses to connect the Museum with Lincoln city centre and some of the other attractions taking part - timetable and more details to follow.

Transport Festival at the Museum - Easter Sunday 1 April and Sunday 4 November 2018

More about the 1 April 2018 event here

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 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.

Stallholders are most welcome (although please note we do not need food / drink sellers) - stall application forms can be downloaded (opens as PDF) for Easter 2018 and November 2018 - please if you would prefer a copy by post.

and Visting Vehicles (classic / vintage motor cycles, cars, military and commercial vehicles, buses and coaches) are most welcome (newcomers are always welcome) - please contact us in advance so we can plan space.

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.

Admission to the event is £ 7 (adults), free for accompanied children. Admission includes event programme and bus schedule.

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

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

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

Vehicle Rally at Lincoln Castle - Summer

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.

The 2018 event will be on Sunday 17 June. More here.

Reports and pictures of previous events - 2017 Rally - 2016 Rally - 2015 Rally

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

LVVS Meets the People of Lincolnshire - Saturday 21 July 2018 - Scunthorpe

A few former Lincolnshire Road Car buses from the Museum and belonging to members will be offering free local bus rides from Scunthorpe Town Centre (location to be confirmed) between 10 am and 3 pm. More information to follow.

Car Running Day at the Museum - August Bank Holiday Monday 27 August 2018

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 2017 event - 2016 event - 2015 event

LVVS Meets the People of Lincolnshire - Saturday 1 September 2018 - Sleaford

A few former Lincolnshire Road Car buses from the Museum and belonging to members will be offering free local bus rides from Sleaford (Station Road bus terminus) between 10 am and 3 pm. More information to follow.

Heritage Open Days - Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September 2018

The Museum will be open on Saturday and Sunday as part of the annual Heritage Open Days event. On the Sunday we will be operating a bus service with some of our buses to connect the Museum with Lincoln city centre and some of the other attractions taking part - timetable and more details to follow.

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 - Visit Lincolnshire

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

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