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

Transport Festival at the Museum - Sunday 4 November 2018

More information 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 the November 2018 event - please contact us 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 - Easter 2018 - November 2017 - Easter 2017 - November 2016

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

Discover Lincolnshire Weekend - March

We regularly take part in the Discover Lincolnshire Weekend in mid March. More information about 2019's event will be posted closer to the time.

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 date for the 2019 event will be announced as soon as possible.

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

Car Running Day at the Museum - August Bank Holiday Monday

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

A few former Lincolnshire Road Car buses from the Museum and belonging to members come to the towns of Lincolnshire once or twice a year - in recent years we have been to Boston, Horncastle, Louth, Scunthorpe, Sleaford and Spalding. 2019's dates and locations will be announced in due course.

Heritage Open Days - September

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 will be posted closer to the time.

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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