The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft
Home to the World's Largest Collection of Preserved Trolleybuses!
PLACES ON OUR TROLLEYBUS DRIVING EXPERIENCE DAYS FOR 2019 are now on sale. Click here for details.
THE TROLLEYBUS MUSEUM AT SANDTOFT is now closed for the winter. It will re-open on Saturday, 6 April 2019 - watch this website for details of our 2019 events.
Located between Doncaster and Scunthorpe, the Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft has over 60 historic trolleybuses in its collection. Many are in working order and on open days visitors can ride on them. Most of our trolleybuses come from towns and cities around Britain, but there are also a few important examples from around Europe and from Canada and New Zealand. To complement the trolleybuses, the Museum has a number of other historic vehicles, many of them diesel buses.
How about visiting the Trolleybus Museum?
The Museum offers a fascinating day out for all the family. It is open on specific open days only between Easter and November (we call these “Trolleydays”) when visitors can ride on some of our trolleybuses - electrically-operated rubber-tyred buses that draw 550 volt DC mains electricity from specially constructed overhead wiring. As well as riding on the trolleybuses, there are many other things to see and do, designed to interest you whether or not you like trolleybuses and transport. There is also the 5-rated café which is a must to visit, with made-to-order meals, delicious home-made cakes and hot and cold drinks normally on offer.
Disabled parking spaces are provided and much of the Museum (including toilet facilities) is accessible to people with disabilities, although there may be wheelchair access problems in certain areas. People with mobility problems may have difficulty boarding historic trolleybuses and heritage diesel buses as, regrettably, these vehicles were not designed to be disability accessible: wherever possible, Museum staff will provide assistance. Click here for more information on accessibility.
The Museum offers a good environment for a whole range of visitors and strives to continually improve facilities. Of particular note for visitors with special needs is that the accessible toilet facility is equipped with an adjustable changing bench. A parent & baby room is also provided.
Coach Trips & Party Visits
If you are interested in planning a coach trip or a party visit to the Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, details can be found here.
Dogs, whilst not permitted in the café or the shop (apart from guide and other assistance dogs) are welcome, but should be on a lead and kept under control at all times.
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