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1960s Weekend Trolleyday

Monday, May 29 11:00AM - 05:00PM

Open Spring Bank Holiday weekend on Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 11.00am to 5.00pm each day (last admission 4.00pm)

This weekend's events are presented by the British Trolleybus Society

What’s happening this weekend:

A special 1960s-themed weekend presented by the British Trolleybus Society, with a range of events and activities spread over the three days - and a good selection of trolleybuses to ride on.

Please be aware that circumstances beyond our control may necessitate the cancellation or closure of any activity, facility or attraction.


Special features for the weekend (Note: different events and activities happen on different days)

On Saturday, 27 May 2017:

 It is planned that Glasgow trolleybus no.TB78 will be in use as a tribute to that city’s trolleybus system, which closed exactly 50 years ago today.

A group of visitors will enter into the spirit of the weekend's theme by dressing in a 1960s style. Why not join in? We encourage visitors on any of these days to wear something or bring something which recalls the 1960s.

 On Sunday, 28 May 2017:

It is planned that Walsall trolleybus no.872 will be re-launched into service and will then be in use, for visitors to ride on, for the first time in many years. It is also planned that single-deck Wellington trolleybus no.82 will also be in use to recreate a scene “When 872 met 82”, based on no.82’s operation on trial in Walsall on 25 November 1963 prior to being exported to New Zealand.

Dave Hall will be in the Regal Cinema presenting a range of shows with the subjects Glasgow trolleybuses, Walsall trolleybuses and the histories of the British Trolleybus Society and the Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft.

We encourage visitors coming today to wear something or bring something which recalls the 1960s.

 On Bank Holiday Monday, 29 May 2017:

It is planned that the “When 872 met 82” scene (as done on Sunday) will be repeated.

Dave Hall will again be in the Regal Cinema presenting a range of shows with the subjects Glasgow trolleybuses, Walsall trolleybuses and the histories of the British Trolleybus Society and the Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft.

We encourage visitors coming today to wear something or bring something which recalls the 1960s.

To support the 1960s theme over the whole weekend, Bob Ashton will be giving presentations about pirate radio.

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Our normal attractions include:

  • Selection of trolleybuses in operation to ride on
  • In-house 5-rated cafe serving made-to-order meals, delicious home-made cakes and hot and cold drinks
  • Vintage motorbus guided tour of surrounding local area (the Isle of Axholme) **
  • “The Trolleybus During the First Wold War” exhibition 
  • Trolleybus displays
  • 1950s/ 60s shop window displays
  • The period Sunbeam cycle shop exhibition
  • 1950s Prefab “home” display
  • Audio-visual presentations in the “Regal” lecture theatre
  • Children's full-sized trolleybus "Have a Go at Driving” simulator (located in the café)
  • Guided tours of vehicles in the main depot building
  • Souvenir shop
  • Gardens & nature trail

**  These motor bus tours operated by the Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft are provided free of charge and admission to the Trolleybus Museum is neither required nor granted by the use of these tours or any other free bus service provided by the Trolleybus Museum and payment for admission to the Trolleybus Museum is not a condition of carriage.

Ample FREE parking (including for coaches)

Admission prices this weekend:

Note: Our admission prices include a 10% (rounded up) gift aid donation

Adult:               £8.00               - "Adult" is defined as a person aged 17 to 60 inclusive and who is not eligible to be classified as a "Concession" (see below).

Senior             £7.00               - "Senior is defined as a person aged 61 or over and who is not eligible to be classified as a "Concession" (see below)

Concession     £6.00               - “Concession” is defined as the following:

  • a child aged 5 to 16 inclusive
  • a person who is registered as disabled
  • a person acting as a carer for a (or a group o) disabled person(s) also visiting the Museum
  • a university student (student union ID must be produced)

Under-5s         Free

Family             £25.50             - “Family” is defined as a party of 2 adults (they may be either “Adults” or “Seniors”) accompanied by up to 4 “Concessions”

THERE ARE NO ADDITIONAL CHARGES! Our admission prices are all-inclusive, so it include ALL trolleybus and motorbus rides, and will admit visitors to ALL available exhibitions and attractions.

Dogs:

Dogs are welcome but must be kept under control and on a lead. Please note that (apart from guide and other assistance dogs) they are not permitted in certain buildings, including the café and the souvenir shop. For the security and comfort of passengers, it will be at the discretion of the conductor whether a dog may be allowed on a trolleybus or motorbus. We endeavour to provide bowls of water for dogs – please ask a Museum official if these are empty or not obviously available!.

Public transport links

Free Bus Service from Doncaster Interchange (adjacent to Doncaster Railway Station):

Doncaster Interchange (Bay C6)                                                 depart 12.00 noon

Trolleybus Museum                                                                  arrive 12.40pm

 

Free Bus Service - Return trip from the Trolleybus Museum

Trolleybus Museum                                                                  depart 4.00pm

Doncaster Interchange                                                              arrive 4.40pm

Advertised free bus services are operated by Sandtoft Transport Centre Limited. Payment for admission to the Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft is not a condition of carriage on these services.

Note: The Trolleybus Museum operates a free bus link from and back to Epworth on SATURDAY Trolleydays to connect with a scheduled service from/ to Doncaster operated by Isle Coaches. There are NO public transport links serving the Trolleybus Museum on SUNDAY this weekend.

 

We look forward to welcoming you to the Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft this weekend!

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Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster
North Lincolnshire, DN8 5SX

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