Open Days

We open on a selection of weekends between April and November (normally these include Bank Holiday weekends) as shown in the  calendar below. Admission for events with a brown background is charged at our Standard rate; ones with a red background are Premium events and charged at higher prices.

Details of our 2024 and 2025 open days are provisional, so although the dates we will be open are unlikely to change, any special themes may be subject to alteration – so please keep checking back!

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.

Events in July 2024

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1 July 2024
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13 July 2024(1 event)

Weekend Open Days - Atkinson Lorries


13 July 2024

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

What's happening: We'll have all our usual attractions plus a display of classic Atkinson lorries. We will be running an accessible trolleybus or motorbus, subject to availability.

Getting to the Museum: (Saturday only) we are running free buses to and from Thorne to connect with First South Yorkshire service 387; further details can be found herejustgo North Lincs is an on-demand service providing links from Crowle and Scunthorpe. Trips have to be booked in advance; more details here.

Admission prices: Admission on this day is charged at our Standard Rate - for full details see our Admission Prices page.

 

14 July 2024(1 event)

Weekend Open Days - Atkinson Lorries


14 July 2024

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

What's happening: We'll have all our usual attractions plus a display of classic Atkinson lorries. We will be running an accessible trolleybus or motorbus, subject to availability.

Getting to the Museum: (Saturday only) we are running free buses to and from Thorne to connect with First South Yorkshire service 387; further details can be found herejustgo North Lincs is an on-demand service providing links from Crowle and Scunthorpe. Trips have to be booked in advance; more details here.

Admission prices: Admission on this day is charged at our Standard Rate - for full details see our Admission Prices page.

 

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27 July 2024(1 event)

Gathering Preview Saturday


27 July 2024

Open from 12.00 am to 5.30 pm; last admission 4.30 pm.

What's happening: A preview of the Sandtoft Gathering itself, which takes place the following day, with all our usual attractions.

Getting to the Museum: We are running free buses to and from Thorne to connect with First South Yorkshire service 387. justgo North Lincs is an on-demand service providing links from Crowle and Scunthorpe. Trips have to be booked in advance; more details here.

Admission prices: Admission on this day is charged at our Standard Rate - for full details see our Admission Prices page.

28 July 2024(1 event)

The Sandtoft Gathering 2024


28 July 2024

Open from 10.00 am to 5.30 pm; last admission 4.30 pm.

Admission Prices: This event is a Premium Open Day and NOT INCLUDED in our unlimited re-admission offer so all admission tickets must be purchased on the day. For full details please check our Admission Prices page.

Beat the queues! Buy your tickets in advance and pick them up at the Priority Gate!

What's happening: The big event of the year! All our usual attractions, plus:

  • Real ale beer tent provided by the CAMRA-listed and LocAle-accredited Doncaster Brewery & Tap (https://doncasterbrewery.co.uk/)
  • Displays of vintage cars, buses, motorcycles
  • Additional tours of the local area, using vintage buses
  • Transport flea market

PLEASE NOTE: WE REGRET WE CANNOT PROVIDE AN ACCESSIBLE TROLLEYBUS AT THIS EVENT

Getting to the Museum: We'll be running free buses to and from Doncaster Interchange throughout the day.

 

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A pdf of 2024 open days can be downloaded here.