The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft
Home to the World's Largest Collection of Preserved Trolleybuses!
13th August 2020: MUSEUM TO REMAIN CLOSED IN 2020
Unfortunately we are still not able to muster sufficient volunteer staff to prepare and deliver events safely under the present very challenging circumstances. Therefore the Museum's Directors have decided that the Museum will not now reopen for the remainder of the 2020 operating season.
The safety of visitors and staff is our primary concern. The Board recognises that there are presently some concerns around public opening and has taken this decision very reluctantly.
We hope to re-open at Easter 2021; please keep checking this website and our Facebook page for updates.
Our Covid-19 Risk Assessment can be downloaded here.
Have you ever wanted to drive a trolleybus? If so, here is your chance!
2021 TROLLEYBUS DRIVING EXPERIENCE dates will be advertised soon.
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.
Proudly presenting our latest project
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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