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'Gathering Saturday Trolleyday

Saturday, July 27 10:30AM - 10:00PM


Open 10.30am until 10.00pm (last admission at 8.00pm)            Click here for public transport links today

(On Sunday, 28 July, it is Sandtoft Gathering 2019 - our biggest open day of the year - when the Trolleybus Museum will be open between 10.00am and 6.00pm. For those who want to visit on both days, a special weekend ticket is available - see below)

What’s happening today:

We are having a preview of the next day’s Sandtoft Gathering (which is our biggest open day of the year) with a selection of trolleybuses in use for visitors to ride on up until 9.00pm: late operation of trolleybuses presents a rare opportunity to photograph, take video and ride on them in twilight and near-dark conditions.

There is also an evening barbecue and a real ale beer tent, so an opportunity to enjoy the proceedings in a convivial manner.

Special features for Saturday, 27 July ONLY

  • A large selection of trolleybuses on display, along with some early arrivals of display vehicles that will be on show on Sandtoft Gathering Day itself (28 July).
  • Twilight and nearly-dark trolleybus operation and rides, with the opportunity to take photographs or video as the light goes. Last trolleybus runs at 9.00pm
  • Barbecue from 6.00pm until 9.00pm (or earlier if the food runs out!)
  • Real ale beer tent open 6.00pm until 10.00pm

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

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Our normal attractions include:

  • Selection of trolleybuses in operation to ride on
  • Full-size working replica pioneer 1911 Cedes Stoll "trackless trolley" on display (weather permitting)
  • 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) **
  • TOY museum 
  • 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 today:


  1. Our admission prices include a 10% (rounded up) gift aid donation
  2. For visitors planning to attend on both days of the Sandtoft Gathering Weekend, there are special weekend tickets available

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”

          Special ’Gathering Weekend Tickets (i.e. Saturday & Sunday, 27 & 28 July)

          Adult:               £12.50

          Senior             £11.00

          Concession     £8.50

          Under-5s         Free

          Family             Not available

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 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 today:

On each Saturday Trolleyday, the Trolleybus Museum operates a free bus link between Epworth and the Trolleybus Museum to link with a scheduled bus service from/ to Doncaster operated by Isle Coaches. 

                                          Isle Coaches Service 291 (to Owston Ferry)      Trolleybus Museum Free Bus

Doncaster Interchange (Bay C5)   depart 11.00am

Epworth Rectory                             arrive 11.52am                                     depart 11.55am

Trolleybus Museum                                                                                     arrive  12.10pm

Free Bus - Return Service (This return trip connects with the last Isle Coaches service of the day from Epworth to Doncaster, so we regret we cannot provide a later return service to Doncaster)

                                               Trolleybus Museum Free Bus    Isle Coaches Service 399 (to Doncaster)

Trolleybus Museum                   depart 4.20pm

Epworth Rectory                         arrive 4.35pm                         depart 4.45pm

Doncaster Interchange                                                               arrive  5.45pm

Please remember that fares are charged on the scheduled Isle Coaches services

On Sandtoft Gathering Day itself (28 July) we are operating a half-hourly FREE bus service from Doncaster Interchange direct  to the Trolleybus Museum and back.

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.

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We look forward to welcoming you to the Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft today and/ or over this weekend!

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