Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum

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The Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum has two running days a year. We went to the November day in 2012 and enjoyed it so much, that we went back for the Easter running day this year.  

It follows the same format. The museum runs an intensive network of services using the buses in the museum as well as rides in vintage cars.

There was free parking at Downtown on Tritton Road and a bus service to the museum. There was a regular service to the city centre and a circular service to Whisby Nature Park and Doddington. All rides are free.

A full timetable and bus schedule is included in the programme which costs £6. This also gives entry to the museum with stalls selling transport related items, cafe, some exhibits and toilets. Having visited the museum last time, we gave it a miss this year.

Depending on the bus, some rides are more popular than others. There were long queues for the 1949 Regal III and several disappointed people. Other newer double deckers were running almost empty. Upstairs was more popular than downstairs.

Grandson wasn’t interested in looking a the old buses lined up around the site. He wanted to ride on the buses. There was plenty of choice from 1948 Guy Arab from Lincoln Corporation with a deep throaty growl to the Crosville Bristol REL which was used for long distance coach travel with much more comfortable seats. I made the mistake of sitting in the back seat and had forgotten how bumpy the ride could be. It brought back memories of school trips and travel sickness…. The highlight was a ride in the 1935 Leyland Tiger, which was comfortable and quiet, with no rattles so often experienced in modern buses.

The sun shone and we had a great day. This is a popular local event and the world and his wife (plus a dog) were there. There really were buggies and zimmer frames.

For those wanting a meal. The Swan Holme on Doddington Road just round the corner from the museum has a range of real ales on hand pumps and serves meals. (They also have toilets.)



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