The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft

The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft
Belton Road
Nr Doncaster





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01724 711391

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A line-up of many of the operational trolleybuses at the Museum
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The home of Britain's and the World's largest single collection of preserved Trolleybuses. These operate on the specially constructed overhead circuit on Open Days.
Also small exhibits, trolleybus simulator, photographic displays. 1950's and 1960's shop window displays; 1950's Prefab bungalow. Guided walking tours of the museum and exhibits on most open days. Slide shows, other attractions and special events. Cycle Museum and displays.

Venue Type:

Museum, Transport heritage site, Archive

Opening hours

Open Days for 2013 (Hours 11:00-17:00 unless otherwise noted).
See also "Events" below for more details of special days.

Easter Weekend - 30/31 March, 1 April (Sat/Sun/Mon), featuring Easter Egg Hunt.
Trolley Weekend - 13/14 April.
May Day Bank Holiday Weekend - 4/5/6 May (Sat/Sun/Mon).
Spring Bank Hoilday Weekend - 25/26/27 May (Sat/Sun/Mon).
Trolley Weekend - 8/9 June.
WorldWide weekend - 29/30 June, featuring foreign trolleybuses.
Teddy Bear's Picnic Weekend - 13/14 July.
Gathering Preview - Sat 27th July (11:00-22:00).
Gathering Event - Sun 28th July (11:00-18:00). The Main Event of the year!
Blues & Twos Weekend - 10/11 August, featuring Emergency Vehicles.
August Bank Holiday Weekend - 24/25/26 August (Sat/Sun/Mon).
Model Weekend - 7/8 September, featuring operating models.
European Trolley weekend - 21/22 September, featuring modern trolleybus initiatives.
St Leger Rally - Sun 13th October, featuring visiting rally vehicles.
Twilight Trolleybuses - Sun 17th November (11:00-18:00).

More details on Website.

Closed: At all other times, the trolleybuses do not operate, but visitors MAY be able to gain access to the collection via workers on the site.

Admission charges

Normal Open Days:-
Adult £7, Seniors £6, Concessions £5, Family £22.
Premium Open Days (Gathering, August Bank Holiday, St.Leger Rally):-
Adult £9, Seniors £7.50, Concessions £6. Family £28.

Additional info

Free preserved bus service operates from Doncaster on SOME open days. See website for details.

The museum houses around 40 trolleybuses formerly used in towns all over the UK, and some from Europe. Many of these are in working order, others are in various states of restoration. Also home to a number of period motorbuses.

Collection details

Land Transport

Key artists and exhibits

  • Working trolleybuses; motorbuses; electric vehicles; simulators. 1950's and 1960's artifacts and displays.