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October 2018

Sat 20th - Sun 21st Oct 2018: 1970s Weekend

Museum of Transport – Greater Manchester
Boyle Street, Cheetham Hill, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M8 8UW.
Tel: 0161 205 2122.

Greater Manchester's buses 1970s style! Experience 1970s bus travel in Greater Manchester. Display of buses which served the county in the 70s. Free…

Buses

Sun 21st Oct: TransportFest

Brooklands Road, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 0QN.
Tel: 01932 837 994.

TransportFest is now a regular event at Brooklands, this year featuring 1930s buses, but any interesting historic commercial vehicle would be welcome. …

Buses

Sat 27th Oct 2018: Halloween

East Anglia Transport Museum
Chapel Road, Carlton Colville, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 8BL.
Tel: 01502 518 459.

Visit website for more details.

Buses / Halloween

Sat 27th Oct 2018: Twilight Running Day

Transport Museum – Wythall
Chapel Lane, Wythall, Worcestershire, B47 6JA.
Tel: 01564 826 471.

The season ends with a special day when you can enjoy the atmosphere of twilight bus rides. Opening time is 12.00, closing at 7.00pm.  

Buses

Sat 27th - Sun 28th Oct 2018: Halloween Weekend Trolleydays

Trolleybus Museum
Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster, Lincolnshire, DN8 5SX.
Tel: 01724 711 391.

Buses

Based around Bradford interchange – gathering of vintage vehicles both static displays and vintage buses operating free services around the Bradford…

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Mon 29th Oct - Sat 3rd Nov: Starlight Spectacular

Crich Tramway Village
The National Tramway Museum, Nr Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5DP.
Tel: 01773 854 321.

A chance to ride the trams into the evening with special lighting effects and activities throughout the week. 10am-7pm

Buses

November 2018

Sun 4th Nov 2018: Transport Festival

Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum
Whisby Road, North Hykeham, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN6 3QT.
Tel: 01522 500 566.

'Open Day' event at Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum. 10.00 to 17.00. Adult admission £ 7, accompanied children free. Displays, visiting…

Buses / Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Open Day

Sat 17th Nov 2018: Twilight & After Dark Trolleyday

Trolleybus Museum
Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster, Lincolnshire, DN8 5SX.
Tel: 01724 711 391.

Trolleybuses operating after dark. 1030am-6pm

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Sun 18th Nov 2018: Classic Buses & Coaches

Ipswich Transport Museum
Old Trolleybus Depot, Cobham Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 9JD.
Tel: 01473 715 666.

An event focussing on the buses and coaches from the 1940s to the present day, with rides on museum and visiting vehicles. 11am–4pm

Buses

December 2018

Sat 1st - Sun 2nd Dec 2018: The Christmas Cracker

Museum of Transport – Greater Manchester
Boyle Street, Cheetham Hill, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M8 8UW.
Tel: 0161 205 2122.

A wide range of books, models and collectables for sale plus a display of vehicles.

Buses / Commercial Vehicles / Models

Sat 8th - Sun 23rd Dec 2018: Santa Tram

East Anglia Transport Museum
Chapel Road, Carlton Colville, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 8BL.
Tel: 01502 518 459.

Visit website for more details and booking. Visit Santa by vintage tram – Take a unique and unforgettable trip to the woodland winter wonderland…

Buses / Santa

Sun 9th - Sun 16th Dec 2018: Santa’s Grotto

Oxford Bus Museum
Station Yard, Main Road, Long Hanborough, Oxfordshire, OX29 8LA.
Tel: 01993 883 617.

In his unique bus grotto and Free vintage bus rides.  

Buses / Santa

Sun 9th Dec 2018: 1940s Christmas

South Yorkshire Transport Museum
Unit 9, Waddington Way, Rotherham, Yorkshire, S65 3SH.
Tel: 07852 298 082.

Featuring displays and demonstrations provided by Spirit of the Homefront.

Buses / Military / Santa

Sat 15th - Sun 16th Dec 2018: Santa Weekend

North West Museum of Transport
The Old Bus Depot, Hall Street, St Helens, Lancashire, WA10 1DU.
Tel: 01744 451 681.

Visit website for more details and booking.

Buses / Models / Santa

January 2019

Tue 1st Jan 2019: New Year’s Day Event

Oxford Bus Museum
Station Yard, Main Road, Long Hanborough, Oxfordshire, OX29 8LA.
Tel: 01993 833617.

Free vintage bus riding extravaganza. Frequent buses throughout the day.

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March 2019

Sat 23rd - Sun 24th Mar 2019: Spring Spectacular

Museum of Transport – Greater Manchester
Boyle Street, Cheetham Hill, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M8 8UW.
Tel: 0161 205 2122.

A wide range of books, models and collectables for sale plus a display of vehicles. An unusual shopping trip can be capped with a ride back in time, as…

Buses / Models

April 2019

Sun 7th Apr 2019: Spring Gathering

Brooklands Road, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 0QS.
Tel: 01932 837 994.

The South East’s biggest, longest-running and best-loved bus show is back and will be a fabulous day out for families and transport enthusiasts alike.…

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May 2019

Sun 12th May 2019: HCVS London to Brighton Run

Start: Crystal Palace Park, South London / Finish: Madeira Drive, Brighton, , East Sussex, .
Tel: 01403 822 045.

58th annual London to Brighton Run.

Buses / Commercial Vehicles / Military

Sun 12th May 2019: Taunton Vintage Bus Day

Castle Green & Bus Station, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4AD.

Minehead bus running day in association with Quantock Heritage where we will be 'beside the seaside again for 2019.

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June 2019

Sat 8th - Sun 9th Jun 2019: Southwick D-Day 75 Revival 2019

Southwick Village, Southwick, Hampshire, .

In June 2019, for the 6th year running, the village of Southwick is joining in partnership with Southwick Park to commemorate the anniversary of D-Day…

Buses / Military

July 2019

Thu 11th - Sun 14th Jul 2019: Festival of 50s

Beamish Museum
Beamish, Nr Stanley, Co. Durham, DH9 0RG.
Tel: 0191 370 4000.

Be transported back to the days of Teddy boys, Pathé News and petticoats and dig out your 50s finery and rock 'n' roll along to this fabulous…

Buses / Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Industrial / Motorbikes / Open Day

September 2019

Sun 1st Sep 2019: Trans Lancs Transport Show

Heaton Park, Middleton Road, Manchester, , M25 2SW.
Tel: 0161 205 2122.

Museum of Transport – Greater Manchester is closed. Free heritage bus service available between the museum and Heaton Park (Middleton Road gates).

Buses / Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Military / Motorbikes

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