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1940s Trolleyday

Saturday, May 13 11:00AM - 05:00PM

Open on Saturday and Sunday from 11.00am to 5.00pm each day (last admission 4.00pm)

What’s happening this weekend:

We are holding a 1940s weekend featuring some of our trolleybuses that were in service during that decade: a selection of these trolleybuses will be available to ride on. On Sunday ONLY, in association with Thorne's 1940s Weekend, we are operating an hourly free bus service from Thorne to the Trolleybus Museum and back. 

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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

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

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. The timings of this operation is as follows:

 

 

Isle Coaches Service 291 (to Owston Ferry)

Trolleybus Museum Free Bus

Doncaster Interchange (Bay C5)

depart 11.00am

 

Epworth Rectory

arrive 11.43am

depart 11.45am

Trolleybus Museum

 

arrive 12.00 noon

 

 

 

Return Service

Trolleybus Museum Free Bus

Isle Coaches Service 399 (to Doncaster)

Trolleybus Museum

depart 4.10pm

 

Epworth Rectory

arrive 4.25pm

depart 4.35pm

Doncaster Interchange

 

arrive 5.35pm

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

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.

Note: In association with the Thorne 1940s Weekend, there is a FREE hourly bus service operating this Sunday ONLY between King's Chamber PH (Thorne) and the Trolleybus Museum, traveling via Thorne North Railway Station, Thorne town centre and Thorne Memorial Park Gates.

 

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

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The Trolleybus Museum
Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster
North Lincolnshire, DN8 5SX

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for cars and coaches

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