Trolleybus Driving Experience
All places on the 2018 Trolleybus Driving Experience Day programme are now sold!
Have you ever dreamed of driving a trolleybus?
The Trolleybus Driving Experience (TDE) day is a unique opportunity to experience the thrill of driving a classic 2-axle British double-deck trolleybus around our Museum.
The day will begin with tea/ coffee whilst our experienced trainer briefs you on some essential safety information and explains the idiosyncrasies of the vehicle you will be driving.
You will quickly find yourself in the driver’s seat with an experienced instructor beside you, and head out onto our trolleybus network. As the day goes on, you’ll learn how to drive a full “service run” of our trolleybus route, including our inner circuit of overhead wiring, turning the vehicle around in Sandtoft Square, traversing the outer circuit of wiring, and navigating “frogs” and a multitude of “dead sections” set in the overhead. You will learn the skills required to keep a 27ft.-long trolleybus under the correct set of wires, and feel how excitingly different it is to drive a large vehicle on electric power compared to petrol or diesel!
Participants will receive a certificate of achievement and a year’s free membership of the Trolleybus Museum (entitling you to our quarterly magazine, Sandtoft Scene, and free admission to our museum on open days).
Within the price of your TDE, we provide for you and one guest a buffet lunch and unlimited tea/ coffee – and you can book and bring along additional guests for just an extra £7.50 each. All your guests are welcome to travel on the trolleybus whilst you are driving.
Please be advised that as the Museum will otherwise be closed, it may be that not all areas and exhibitions will be opened up to look around.
Advance booking is essential. We advise that you book early as these spaces are limited and sell out very quickly.
Booking is only available online via this website – see below for dates and how to book.
Please note that there are four participants on each day and driving time is shared. The specific trolleybus used on the day will depend on availability.
All of this is available for just £250.00 (remember, this includes one guest and that additional guests are £7.50 each).
Although all the 2018 dates are now sold out, if you would like to be added to a waiting list for our 2019 programme (dates and costs to be confirmed), or If you would like any other information about our TDEs, please contact:
2018 Trolleybus Driving Experience Dates
Tuesday, 3 April 2018 SOLD OUT! Tuesday, 29 May 2018 SOLD OUT! Monday, 18 June 2018 SOLD OUT! Saturday, 14 July 2018 SOLD OUT! Sunday, 15 July 2018 SOLD OUT! Monday, 16 July 2018 SOLD OUT! Monday, 24 September 2018 SOLD OUT!