The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft
Home to the World's Largest Collection of Preserved Trolleybuses!
2019 IS OUR 50th ANNIVERSARY YEAR!
Sandtoft Gathering 2019 is on Sunday, 28 July 2019 This promises to be another big Trolleyday PLUS date - click here to see details of the day.
For SALES STAND PROPRIETORS: there are just a few under-cover sales stand plots left unsold - click here to book a space online
For HISTORIC VEHICLE OWNERS: if you would like to bring your historic vehicle to 'Gathering 2019 to display, you can download an entry form here
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, but there are also a few important examples from around Europe and from Canada and New Zealand. To complement the trolleybuses, the Museum has a number of other historic vehicles, many of them diesel buses.
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 - electrically-operated rubber-tyred buses that draw 575 volts DC mains electricity from specially constructed overhead wiring. As well as riding on the trolleybuses, there are many other things to see and do, designed to interest you whether or not you like trolleybuses and transport. There is also the 5-rated café which is a must to visit, with made-to-order meals, delicious home-made cakes and hot and cold drinks normally on offer.
Proudly presenting our latest project
The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft has 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.
Disabled parking spaces are provided and much of the Museum (including toilet facilities) is accessible to people with disabilities, although there may be wheelchair access problems in certain areas. People with mobility problems may have difficulty boarding historic trolleybuses and heritage diesel buses as, regrettably, these vehicles were not designed to be disability accessible: wherever possible, Museum staff will provide assistance. Click here for more information on accessibility.
The Museum offers a good environment for a whole range of visitors and strives to continually improve facilities. Of particular note for visitors with special needs is that the accessible toilet facility is equipped with an adjustable changing bench. A parent & baby room is also provided.
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.
Dogs, whilst not permitted in the café or the shop (apart from guide and other assistance dogs) are welcome, but should be on a lead and kept under control at all times.
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