Facilities and Attractions

The Museum is open on specific open days (Trolleydays) each year between April and November with a varied programme of themes and attractions arranged for these open days.

To help plan your visit, you can download a PDF file of our 2019 Trolleyday dates here our 2019 Trolleydays Guide

or see our Open Days at a Glance page.

Directions to the Trolleybus Museum can be found here.


The following facilities are normally available on our Trolleydays:

  • Ample FREE car parking **
  • Reserved spaces near the Museum entrance for disabled parking **
  • Ample space to park coaches
  • A wheelchair, should changed or emergency circumstances require its use
  • Credit and debit card payment facilities (not available in the café)
  • Well-equipped accessible toilet facilities (including an adjustable changing table for persons with special needs)
  • Parent & baby room
  • 5-rated café
  • Museum shop
  • Level and wheelchair access to most areas (but limited wheelchair access to view vehicles in the main depot building, whilst 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)
  • Extensive grassed areas (suitable for picnics) **
  • Children’s play area
  • Wide range of leaflets (located in an old Sheffield tram body) for other tourist attractions

**  On some open days, parking (including disabled parking) may be located further from the Museum entrance than normal and some grassed areas my be in use for displays: see the page relevant to your visit date for planned alternative arrangements for car parking. Please note also that adverse weather may affect normal parking facilities.

Dogs are welcome but must be kept under control and on a lead. Please note that (apart from guide and other assistance dogs) they are not permitted in certain buildings, including the café and the souvenir shop. At the discretion of the conductor (for the comfort of passengers), dogs may be allowed on trolleybuses and motorbuses. We endeavour to provide bowls of water for dogs - please ask a Museum official if these are empty or not obviously available!


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The following attractions (click on individual items for additional information) are normally available on our Trolleydays:

1 These motor bus tours operated by the Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft are provided free of charge and admission to the Trolleybus Museum is neither required nor granted by the use of these tours or any other free bus service provided by the Trolleybus Museum and payment for admission to the Trolleybus Museum is not a condition of carriage. 

On a Trolleyday Plus and on Sandtoft Gathering Day, additional visiting attractions are planned. See our Open Days at a Glance page and check out exactly what is scheduled for any one Trolleyday.

Please be aware that circumstances beyond our control may necessitate the cancelation or closure of any facility or attraction.

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Featured Events

     Premium Trolleyday     PLUS events during 2018

Sandtoft Gathering 2018

was on Sunday, 29 July 2018, with a preview on Saturday, 28 July 2018.         (Sandtoft Gathering 2019 will be on Sunday, 28 July 2019)

Reading Trolleybus Weekend

was held over the late summer bank holiday weekend, 25-27 August 2018.

Reading’s trolleybus operations were closed down on 3 November 1968 with due ceremony. Over the bank holiday weekend, the British Trolleybus Society celebrated Reading’s trolleybuses when the Trolleybus Museum's five Reading trolleybuses were joined by three historic Reading area motorbuses

2-Day Steam Rally

was held over the weekend of                 22-23 September 2018. 11 full-size  steam vehicles as well as several miniature steam vehicles, tractors, other historic vehicles & stationary engines visited us over the weekend



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