Transport Festival In Lincolnshire

Sunday 12th April, 2020 Transport Festival April, Lincolnshire No comments yet.

About the Transport Festival

Lincoln is a town of about 100,000 people located in the East Midlands of England. It is the birthplace of George Boole (1815 – 1864) a self-taught mathematician, philosopher, and logician. He is credited with Boolean algebra that relies on a binary system where 1 equals true and 0 equals false. Boolean logic is credited with laying the foundations for the information age. George should have known better than to follow his wife’s belief that the cure for an ailment should “resemble” the cause. After walking in heavy rain, George developed pneumonia and his wife’s “treatment” was to wrap him in wet blankets that undoubtedly hastened his demise. Lincoln is also home to the Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum (LRTM), the site of the Transport Festival held every spring and autumn. 

Even “wet blankets” will enjoy the Transport Festival usually held on Easter Sunday. And it requires no Boolean Logic to enjoy the variety of visiting vehicles and the free rides to experience transport in a style from long ago. 

The sights of the LRTM include vehicles undergoing restoration that are not normally on display. The visiting vehicles come in many varieties from motorcycles through cars, small commercial vehicles to large commercials, and buses, and coaches. There will be sales stalls for vintage enthusiasts and the museum will be offering refreshments. The Easter event will include about 20 to 25 buses that will keep running after the sun sets and into the evening. If you have a stall or a vehicle to display, then you are welcome to contact the museum to work out the details. 

Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum

In 1959 some local businessmen founded The Lincolnshire Vintage Vehicle Society. The goal was “preserving local vehicles of historic interest” that began with the first of the collection, a former Lincoln Corporation bus. The museum opened in 2010 in the brand-new Peart Pilkington Building. Today, the collection is approximately 70 vehicles, about 30 of which are buses and coaches. The Society is a registered charity and is responsible for the day to day running of the museum. The museum was granted a ‘Registered Museum’ status, followed by 'Accredited Museum' status in 2009. 

Entry To The Event

The entry fee to the museum on non-event days is £5.00 with children under 18 entering for free. The Transport Specials entry fee has been £8.00 for recent events. The hours are expected to be from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. but please check with the museum before arriving for any last-minute changes to the entry fees and hours. 

Somewhere to Stay in Lincolnshire

If the cold winter has passed by the Easter weekend, campers and caravaners will be able to book a spot at the Hartsholme Country Park campsite. It is adjacent to the beautiful Swanholme Lakes Local Nature Reserve and only a short 2.5-mile drive or a 30-minute walk to the museum. A few miles east of the museum are the highly rated Camper UK Leisure Park and Lakeside Touring Caravan Park. Hotels and B&Bs are plentiful in Lincoln. 

Other Things To Do Around Lincoln

Weekend visitors can soak up some local knowledge by visiting The Museum of Lincolnshire Life in Lincoln. The museum’s collections reflect and celebrate the culture of Lincolnshire and its people from 1750 to the present day. Exhibits illustrate commercial, domestic, agricultural, industrial, and community life. Another Lincoln museum is simply called The Collection where the entire family will embark on a journey from the Stone Age through the Medieval era.

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The Museum’s car park has marked spaces for disabled drivers and the facility is accessible to wheelchair users. Assistance dogs are permitted, but other pets and dogs are no longer allowed on the premises. Finally, remember that Boolean algebra is not that difficult because you don’t even have to know how to count to two to use it.


When is the next Transport Festival?

The Transport Festival is planned to take place at Whisby Road, North Hykeham, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN6 3QT, Sunday 12th April, 2020. This is a Transport Festival.

Whisby Road
North Hykeham

Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum
01522 500 566

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