Open Days

Our Museum is staffed entirely by volunteers so at the moment we can only open on a selection of weekends between April and November. Usually these include Bank Holiday weekends.

The calendar beneath shows the dates we are open – if a date isn’t shown, then the Museum is closed to the public that day. Admission for events with a yellow date bar at the bottom are charged at our standard rate; ones with a red date bar are TrolleydayPlus events.

You can download a pdf of 2022 open days here.

We can open for private visits on other dates if arranged in advance – there is a minimum charge for this. If you’d like to know more, check this page.

Blues & Twos Weekend

 

Open from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm; last admission 3.30 pm.

What's happening: The Blues & Twos Team will be displaying their historic emergency vehicles and giving fire and rescue demonstrations throughout the weekend. As usual there will be a selection of trolleybuses to ride on, all our usual attractions.

Getting to the Museum: (Saturday only) we are running free buses to and from Thorne to connect with First South Yorkshire service 87. Further details can be found here.

2022-08-13 / 2022-08-1410:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Blues & Twos Weekend

 

Open from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm; last admission 3.30 pm.

What's happening: The Blues & Twos Team will be displaying their historic emergency vehicles and giving fire and rescue demonstrations throughout the weekend. As usual there will be a selection of trolleybuses to ride on, all our usual attractions.

2022-08-1410:30 AM - 4:30 PM

London Trolleybus Weekend

 

Open from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm; last admission 3.30 pm.

What's happening: This weekend we are commemorating the 60th anniversary of the closure of London's trolleybus system, in May 1962. In addition to our London trolleybuses providing rides, there will be visiting London vehicles. Plus, we'll have all our usual attractions

Getting to the Museum: (Saturday only) we are running free buses to and from Thorne to connect with First South Yorkshire service 87. (Monday only) we run a free bus to and from Doncaster Interchange. Further details can be found here.

2022-08-27 / 2022-08-2910:30 AM - 4:30 PM

London Trolleybus Weekend

 

Open from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm; last admission 3.30 pm.

What's happening: This weekend we are commemorating the 60th anniversary of the closure of London's trolleybus system, in May 1962. In addition to our London trolleybuses providing rides, there will be visiting London vehicles. Plus, we'll have all our usual attractions

Getting to the Museum: (Saturday only) we are running free buses to and from Thorne to connect with First South Yorkshire service 87. (Monday only) we run a free bus to and from Doncaster Interchange. Further details can be found here.

 

2022-08-28 / 2022-08-2910:30 AM - 4:30 PM

London Trolleybus Weekend

 

Open from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm; last admission 3.30 pm.

What's happening: This weekend we are commemorating the 60th anniversary of the closure of London's trolleybus system, in May 1962. In addition to our London trolleybuses providing rides, there will be visiting London vehicles. Plus, we'll have all our usual attractions

Getting to the Museum: (Saturday only) we are running free buses to and from Thorne to connect with First South Yorkshire service 87. (Monday only) we run a free bus to and from Doncaster Interchange. Further details can be found here.

2022-08-2910:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Models Weekend

 

Open from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm; last admission 3.30 pm.

What's happening: An exhibition of static and working models and layouts, a selection of trolleybuses to ride on, plus we'll have all our usual attractions. On Saturday there'll also be a small display of classic cars by the East Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Club.

Getting to the Museum: (Saturday only) we are running free buses to and from Thorne to connect with First South Yorkshire service 87. Further details can be found here.

2022-09-17 / 2022-09-1810:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Models Weekend

 

Open from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm; last admission 3.30 pm.

What's happening: An exhibition of static and working models and layouts, a selection of trolleybuses to ride on, plus we'll have all our usual attractions. On Saturday there will be a small display of classic cars by the East Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Club.

Getting to the Museum: (Saturday only) we are running free buses to and from Thorne to connect with First South Yorkshire service 87. Further details can be found here.

2022-09-1810:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Early October Trolley Weekend

 

Open from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm; last admission 3.30 pm.

What's happening: A selection of trolleybuses to ride on, plus we'll have all our usual attractions. Sunday only: there will be a display of former Eastern Bloc cars.

Getting to the Museum: (Saturday only) we are running free buses to and from Thorne to connect with First South Yorkshire service 87. Further details can be found here.

2022-10-01 / 2022-10-0210:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Early October Trolley Weekend

 

Open from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm; last admission 3.30 pm.

What's happening: A selection of trolleybuses to ride on, plus we'll have all our usual attractions. Sunday only: there will also be a display of former Eastern Bloc cars.

Getting to the Museum: (Saturday only) we are running free buses to and from Thorne to connect with First South Yorkshire service 87. Further details can be found here.

2022-10-0210:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Isle of Axholme Running Day

Open on Sunday from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm; last admission 3.30 pm.

Please note that this event is a TrolleyDay Plus and NOT INCLUDED in our unlimited re-admission offer. Admission tickets must be purchased on the day.

What's happening: The Isle of Axholme Running Day 2021, organised by the Doncaster Omnibus & Light Railway Society. Attractions include

  • Sales stands
  • Displays of vintage vehicles - cars, buses and lorries
  • Motorbus tours of the local area
  • A wide selection of trolleybuses providing rides throughout the day
  • And all our usual attractions.

Getting to the Museum: We are running free buses to and from Doncaster at the beginning and end of the day. Further details will be posted here when available.

2022-10-1610:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Late October Trolley Weekend

 

Open from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm; last admission 3.30 pm.

What's happening: A selection of trolleybuses to ride on, plus we'll have all our usual attractions.

Getting to the Museum: (Saturday only) we are running free buses to and from Thorne to connect with First South Yorkshire service 87. Further details can be found here.

2022-10-29 / 2022-10-3010:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Late October Trolley Weekend

 

Open from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm; last admission 3.30 pm.

What's happening: A selection of trolleybuses to ride on, plus we'll have all our usual attractions.

Getting to the Museum: (Saturday only) we are running free buses to and from Thorne to connect with First South Yorkshire service 87. Further details can be found here.

2022-10-3010:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Twilight Trolleyday

Open from 10.30 am to 6.00 pm; last admission 5.00 pm.

What's happening: Experience riding on trolleybuses after dark, with the saloon lights flickering as they run through the points! Plus all our usual attractions.

Getting to the Museum: (Saturday only) we are running free buses to and from Thorne to connect with First South Yorkshire service 87. Further details can be found here.

2022-11-1910:30 AM - 6:00 PM

August School Holiday Open Days

Open from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm; last admission 3.30 pm.

What's happening: Special weekday opening:

  • One trolleybus inservice every day
  • Cafe open until 2.30pm (cold drinks and ices available in the Museum Shop until 4.30)
  • Picnic area
  • Playground
  • Museum shop open all day
  • 1950's Prefab home
  • Exhibition Room
  • Cycle Shop Museum*
  • Toy Museum*

    * These attractions may only be open for parts of the day, depending on staff availability.

Admission: Included in the 12-month re-admission offer on tickets purchased at other events, but admission can be paid on the day.

2022-08-22 / 2022-08-2610:30 AM - 4:30 PM

August School Holiday Open Days

Open from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm; last admission 3.30 pm.

What's happening: Special weekday opening:

  • One trolleybus inservice every day
  • Cafe open until 2.30pm (cold drinks and ices available in the Museum Shop until 4.30)
  • Picnic area
  • Playground
  • Museum shop open all day
  • 1950's Prefab home
  • Exhibition Room
  • Cycle Shop Museum*
  • Toy Museum*

    * These attractions may only be open for parts of the day, depending on staff availability.

Admission: Included in the 12-month re-admission offer on tickets purchased at other events, but admission can be paid on the day.

2022-08-23 / 2022-08-2610:30 AM - 4:30 PM

August School Holiday Open Days

Open from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm; last admission 3.30 pm.

What's happening: Special weekday opening:

  • One trolleybus inservice every day
  • Cafe open until 2.30pm (cold drinks and ices available in the Museum Shop until 4.30)
  • Picnic area
  • Playground
  • Museum shop open all day
  • 1950's Prefab home
  • Exhibition Room
  • Cycle Shop Museum*
  • Toy Museum*

    * These attractions may only be open for parts of the day, depending on staff availability.

Admission: Included in the 12-month re-admission offer on tickets purchased at other events, but admission can be paid on the day.

2022-08-24 / 2022-08-2610:30 AM - 4:30 PM

August School Holiday Open Days

Open from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm; last admission 3.30 pm.

What's happening: Special weekday opening:

  • One trolleybus inservice every day
  • Cafe open until 2.30pm (cold drinks and ices available in the Museum Shop until 4.30)
  • Picnic area
  • Playground
  • Museum shop open all day
  • 1950's Prefab home
  • Exhibition Room
  • Cycle Shop Museum*
  • Toy Museum*

    * These attractions may only be open for parts of the day, depending on staff availability.

Admission: Included in the 12-month re-admission offer on tickets purchased at other events, but admission can be paid on the day.

2022-08-25 / 2022-08-2610:30 AM - 4:30 PM

August School Holiday Open Days

Open from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm; last admission 3.30 pm.

What's happening: Special weekday opening:

  • One trolleybus inservice every day
  • Cafe open until 2.30pm (cold drinks and ices available in the Museum Shop until 4.30)
  • Picnic area
  • Playground
  • Museum shop open all day
  • 1950's Prefab home
  • Exhibition Room
  • Cycle Shop Museum*
  • Toy Museum*

    * These attractions may only be open for parts of the day, depending on staff availability.

Admission: Included in the 12-month re-admission offer on tickets purchased at other events, but admission can be paid on the day.

2022-08-2610:30 AM - 4:30 PM