Heritage Open Days by Public Transport

You don't need a car to go exploring during Lincolnshire Heritage Open Days, so why not let the bus or train take the strain!


At least 67 events are in walking distance of a railway station, and in Market Rasen the station itself is open for tours as part of its restoration.

For help planning your trip try National Rail Enquiries.

Why not take the scenic Barton line between Cleethorpes and Barton upon Humber, where you can hop on and hop of at 17 different events, including

Or take the Poacher Line from Grantham across the fens to Wainfleet, where there are 19 events to chose from, including

This is just a sample, with other festival events served by stations in Lincoln, North Hykeham, Spalding, Stamford, Gainsborough, Brigg (Saturday only), and Crowle.

Although the trains won't be running, you can also visit the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway who will be shining a spotlight on the county's rail history. There's also an event at the Crowle Peatland Railway, where you can hear about plans to restore engines that used to run there. Whilst on Saturday the Lincolnshire Toy Steam Forum hold their annual fair at Owston Ferry Pumping Station.


If you're travelling by bus, at least 78 events are served by the regular Lincolnshire Interconnect network. Even more are within reach with the help of local buses or the handy CallConnect service.

For help planning your trip try Traveline East Midlands

You could catch the No. 6 from Lincoln to Skegness via Horncastle for a comfortable journey with great views from to top deck and 28 exciting events to explore, including

You can also get a taste of bus travel in years gone by with free vintage bus rides from Market Rasen Railway Station on Saturday, or on a visit to the Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum, which is open for free on Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday they will also be running a free vintage bus service from Lincoln city centre to the Museum, details of which can be found below or by visiting their website.