You can take part in our open days (Trolleydays) in various ways.
Period and Classic Vehicles
Our programme of Trolleydays features a number of events when period and classic vehicles are on display. If you have a period vehicle and are able to bring it to the Trolleybus Museum to display on one of those days, you will be most welcome - you just need to download an entry form by clicking on the event below, complete it and send it to us.
We have had some super events during 2017 when we have welcomed an amazing range of visiting vehicles - a BIG thank you to those owners who have come along to support us!. We are now planning for 2018, so keep an eye on this page for details of what events you could come to.
In 2017, these events included:
Yorkshire Weekend (Bank Holiday Weekend, 29 & 30 April, & 1 May), when we are looking for buses and commercial vehicles that worked in Yorkshire, and cars and motorbikes with Yorkshire registration numbers or connections. Join in on any or each day!
Sandtoft Gathering 2017 (Sunday, 30 July), - this is the biggest event in our calendar when we stage an exhibition of old and modern buses and coaches along with vintage commercial vehicles and cars & vans that are more than 25 years old
Vintage Coach Rally (Sunday, 17 September),
- we invite heritage coaches (not buses) to come to the Trolleybus Museum (with a load of passengers, perhaps) to be exhibited and even take part in a manoeuvring skills competition.
DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL, WE REGRET THAT OUR VINTAGE COACH RALLY EVENT PLANNED FOR SUNDAY, 17 SEPTEMBER HAD TO BE CANCELLED.
Steam Rally Weekend (Saturday and Sunday, 23 & 24 September), when steam vehicles of any sort are invited for either or both days.
Isle of Axholme Running Day & Rally (Sunday, 15 October), - this event is presented and managed by the Doncaster Omnibus & Light Railway Society and the whole range of historic vehicles is invited to take part, with opportunities to make up a completely vintage street scene as historic vehicles mingle with our operating trolleybuses.
Transport Interest, Memorabilia & Other Sales Stands
Spaces will be available to purchased online in 2018 for at least the following event (click on the event to start the booking process):
Sandtoft Gathering 2018 (Sunday, 29 July), - this is the biggest event in our calendar
Craft Stalls and Sales, Charity Stalls, Novelty Stalls, etc.
We are always interested to hear about stalls and worthy causes that might be suitable to be at the Trolleybus Museum on open days (and particularly on Sandtoft Gathering Day). Email us with details.
The Trolleybus Museum has a period street scene where its trolleybuses operate, so is well-suited for drama groups to come along on Trolleydays in period dress to generally have fun and add to the atmosphere and/ or even to stage small pieces of drama. Email us if you (or your drama group) are interested in joining in with a Trolleyday, particularly our “themed” days. We are always looking for something new to add to our Trolleydays, so if you have any ideas how your drama group could be part of a Trolleyday, please contact us.
Period Interest Exhibitions
If you are part of a local history group or have a collection of interesting period items or machinery, social history and the like, would you be interested in staging an exhibition or display at the Trolleybus Museum on one (or more) of our Trolleydays? Email us to discuss.
Car Club “Meets” and Rallies and the like
The Trolleybus Museum has the space and infrastructure to host car club “meets” and rallies and other such events, so are always interested in discussing with organisations how their events could be staged as part of open days at the Trolleybus Museum. Email us if your organisation is interested in such an opportunity.