The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft
Home to the World's Largest Collection of Preserved Trolleybuses!
Located between Doncaster and Scunthorpe, the Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft has over 60 historic trolleybuses in its collection. Many are in working order and on open days visitors can ride on them.
Most of our trolleybuses come from towns and cities around Britain, and we show some of the social history of their heyday - the 1940's through to 1960's. We also have a few important examples from around Europe, Canada and New Zealand.
To complement the trolleybuses, the Museum has a number of other historic vehicles, many of them diesel buses.
What is a trolleybus?
Trolleybuses are electrically-operated, drawing 550 volts DC mains electricity from specially constructed overhead wiring. They run on rubber tyres, like normal buses, but are emission-free. Find out more here.
How about visiting the Trolleybus Museum?
The Museum offers a fascinating day out for all the family. It is open on specific open days only between April and November (we call these “Trolleydays”) when visitors can ride on some of our trolleybuses.
There are many other things to see and do, whether or not you like trolleybuses and transport. Find more details here.
Johannesburg 589 Needs YOU!
Despite Covid, work has continued on restoring this important trolleybus. However, funds are getting low and we urgently need your support to finish the job. Please see about our Appeals page for details on how to donate.
Proudly presenting our latest acquisition
The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft commissioned a full-size working replica of a pioneer 1911 trolleybus.
We can now tell another chapter about the history of the trolleybus - why not take a ride and find out what it was like over 100 years ago to ride on a solid-tyred, wooden-seated “trackless trolley”?
Click here to read more about this exciting development at the Trolleybus Museum.
We welcome vistors with disabilities and much of the Museum is accessible to people with disabilities, although there may be wheelchair access problems in certain areas.Click here for more information on accessibility.
Coach trips & party visits
If you are interested in planning a coach trip or a party visit to the Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, details can be found here.
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