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.

Diesels Weekend

 

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

What's happening: Featuring the motorbuses in our collection as well as 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.

2022-05-28 / 2022-05-2910:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Diesels Weekend

 

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

What's happening: Featuring the motorbuses in our collection as well as a selection of trolleybuses to ride on, plus we'll have all our usual attractions.

2022-05-2910:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Father's Day Trolley Weekend

 

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

What's happening: Why not celebrate Father's Day Weekend with us?

(Sunday only) The East Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Club will be spending the day at the Museum, providing a display of their immaculate motoring classics.

We'll have a selection of trolleybuses to ride on all weekend, 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.

2022-06-18 / 2022-06-1910:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Father's Day Trolley Weekend

 

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

What's happening: Why not celebrate Father's Day with us? The East Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Club will be spending the day at the Museum, providing a display of their immaculate motoring classics. We'll also have a selection of trolleybuses to ride on, plus all our usual attractions.

2022-06-1910:30 AM - 4:30 PM

July 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.

2022-07-09 / 2022-07-1010:30 AM - 4:30 PM

July 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.

2022-07-1010:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Gathering Preview

 

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

What's happening: An advanced view of the Sandtoft Gathering 2022. A lot of additional attractions come on the Sunday, but come and watch the preparations! There will be a larger selection than normal 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.

2022-07-3010:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Sandtoft Gathering 2022

 

It's back!! After an absence of 2 years the Sandtoft Gathering has returned!

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS NOT INCLUDED IN OUR UNLIMITED RE-ADMISSION OFFER. ALL ENTRANCE TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED ON THE DAY.

Open from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm; last admission 5.00 pm.

What's happening: 

  • A large selection of trolleybuses to ride on, which will be rotated throughout the day;
  • Visiting historic vehicles (cars, lorries and buses) on display;
  • Sales stalls, selling gifts and transport collectables;
  • A jazz band;
  • Real ale tent;
  • Motorbus tours of the local area throughout the day*;
  • all our usual attractions.

Getting to the Museum: We will be running free buses to and from Doncaster Interchange throughout the day. Further details will be posted when available.

For more infomation, vehicle entry and stall booking check the Sandtoft Gathering page here.

2022-07-3110:30 AM - 6:00 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.

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