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“Well worth a journey to see.”

Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum
Ranked #25 of 65 things to do in Lincoln
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The museum houses a collection of over 65 vintage cars, buses and commercial vehicles spanning over 80 years of road transport history, and displays of transport history. Open Sundays through the year, Monday to Friday May to October inclusive. Special events 'Transport Festival' event Easter Sunday and first Sunday in November and August Bank Holiday Monday (Car Running Day) - see website for more. (special charges may apply and 'park and ride' bus from nearby will run for Transport Festival events) Museum including toilets wheelchair accessible, 'disabled person' parking bays. Baby changing facilities. Admission 5 pounds adults, accompanied children free (may vary for special events.) Assistance dogs welcome, but regret other dogs not allowed. Group / school visits / coach parties welcome by arrangement. See our website for more.
Reviewed August 29, 2017

Visited this museum for the first time for their August Car Running Day and did not know what to expect. I was very impressed. The buses and other large vehicles were not in action today, but although the space inside was limited, you could get close to almost all the vehicles and there were good descriptions. The collection of vehicles and associated materials was amazing - as were the facilities they have built for looking after and conserving them, especially considering that it is entirely volunteer run. Those on duty were very friendly and knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble. I shall certainly return on November 4th 2017 for their bus running day. However, on the day of this visit they were offering rides (quite substantial ones, and free) in a range of classic cars - from an Austin 7 to a Ford V8 Woody, an ex-Mayoral Austin 18 and a splendid SS (Precursor of the Jaguar). On practicalities - the toilets were clean and most parts of the museum were accessible to wheelchair users. The small cafe was friendly and amazingly cheap - but in the absence of suitable thngs for lunch, my friend and I had afternoon tea twice! The home-made cakes were to die for! Perhaps the same cooks could make some pasties and sausage rolls for next time? The museum would be worth visiting even on static days, but I shall be returning for running days. One finmal thing - thye are having ongoing problems with the local authority over the provision of direction signs to the museum. It is NOT easy to find unless you have SatNav - but well worth the effort!

Thank David C
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"free rides"
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"vintage vehicles"
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"on display"
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"offering rides"
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"brings back memories"
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"nice collection"
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"various stages"
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"well worth a visit"
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"warm welcome"
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"small cafe"
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"interesting place"
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"interesting visit"
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Reviewed August 12, 2017

We spent a couple of hours here. If you are interested in vintage vehicles then this place is well worth a visit. There was a quiz for younger children to do and admission was £5 for adults and children were free.

Thank Fee19
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Reviewed July 7, 2017 via mobile

While on a camping holiday at Lincolnshire Lanes thought we would have a look at a few old buses, I served my time as a diesel fitter.I was impressed with the welcome we got and the cleanliness of the place.They have a good cross section of buses in various stages of restoration, they have a fire engine and many cars and a few motor bikes. A few of the men were working on the vehicles and what a friendly bunch they were,I could have stayed for hours but my partner not so keen. Well worth the £5, would I go again YES
Keep up the good work chaps and chapesses

2  Thank Peter F
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Reviewed March 19, 2017

We went on a free open day for attractions in Lincolnshire. I expect I would have paid anyway as it is a most interesting place. As others have said, you need to read the guide and tie that up with the exhibits. Unfortunately having read it again back home I realise that several items in the guide weren't on display and now I wonder why. It would obviously benefit from more money and more space, but given that these are always in short supply, I think the volunteers do wonders with what they have.

1  Thank Welltravelled56
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Reviewed January 2, 2017

This little museum has some very interesting exhibits, especially busses and trucks, but unfortunately space is limited and the vehicles are not very accessible. The lighting could also be improved.

2  Thank Oliver M
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