News

We post our news first on our Facebook page which is freely accessible to everyone. You can open this page in a new browser window or tab by clicking here.

However a roundup of our news is shown below.

 

February 2020

7¼” Gauge railway for Sandtoft

We are delighted to announce that the Museum Board has accepted a kind offer from Francis Terry to donate his 7¼” Gauge railway to the Museum. One of the objectives set for the Museum Directors is to provide additional attractions at Sandtoft and the railway will fit this brief. Once a suitable route has been agreed the necessary groundwork can commence. 

There used to be an extensive network of narrow gauge track in the Sandtoft area, as it was used to bring cut peat to the rail-head for dispatch via the Axholme Light Railway to the national rail network.

 

June 2019

Cedes Stoll Replica 

As part of the celebrations for our 50th Anniversary this year, the Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft commissioned the construction of a full-size working replica of a pioneer 1911 trolleybus. It was built in the Czech Republic in just 15 months from inception to testing and delivery.

The Trolleybus Museum can now tell another chapter about the history of the trolleybus - and tell it in the best way it can by allowing visitors to take a ride on it! It presents a rare opportunity to sample what it was like over 100 years ago to ride on a solid-tyred, wooden-seated “trackless trolley” (as they were referred to in their day).

Click here to read more about this exciting development at the Trolleybus Museum.

 

May 2019

New Toy And Model Display At The Museum

A large collection of Models, toys games and a railway layout has been unveiled in the Pelham Building. It is proving hugely popular with the young and old alike. It is planned to have a visiting model railway layout each open weekend.

The Toy and Model Museum now has its own Facebook page!

 

October 2018

New Land Purchase to extend the Museum to the West

The Museum has announced that it has purchased an additional area of land to the west of the Burntwood bungalow and smallholding recently purchased by the British Trolleybus Society. This will allow the Museum to expand, and ideas for the project are invited.

 

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  A New Depot For Our Buses

 

 We are pleased to report that we have been given Planning Permission for the construction of a new building that will house eight trolleybuses.

 Meanwhile, the strategic discussions with the British Trolleybus Society to jointly develop the Trolleybus Museum are progressing. The Directors of the Museum are keen to ensure that the newly acquired B.T.S. land and their new exhibition depot will fit seamlessly into the Museum's own expansion plans. To help us to provide the best for our visitors, we would welcome some feedback about what YOU would like to see included in our enlarged and improved museum – please contact us with your suggestions.

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June 2017

British Trolleybus Society Buys Burntwood Bungalow Next To The Museum

 We are delighted to announce that the British Trolleybus Society has purchased the bungalow and smallholding adjoining the Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, allowing the Trolleybus Museum to be able to significantly improve its facilities. The Trolleybus Museum's Board of Directors and the British Trolleybus Society Committee will be working closely together to jointly develop a strategic plan that meets the specific needs of the British Trolleybus Society and the Trolleybus Museum and which will result in a much improved visitor experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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