The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft

Home to the World's Largest Collection of Preserved Trolleybuses!




Due to the current health emergency the Trolleybus Museum will not re-open at Easter as planned; the safety of our visitors and volunteer staff is paramount.

We are continuing to monitor the situation and taking appropriate professional advice. The Museum will re-open as soon as we are advised it is safe to do so; please keep checking this website and our Facebook page for further updates.


Have you ever wanted to drive a trolleybus? If so, here is your chance! 

2020 TROLLEYBUS DRIVING EXPERIENCE places are now available to purchase.  Click HERE for details


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, and we show some of the social history of their heyday - the 1940's through to 1960's. We also have a few important examples from around Europe, Canada and New Zealand.

To complement the trolleybuses, the Museum has a number of other historic vehicles, many of them diesel buses.

What is a trolleybus?

Trolleybuses are electrically-operated, drawing 550 volts DC mains electricity from specially constructed overhead wiring. They run on rubber tyres, like normal buses, but are emission-free. Find out more here.


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.

There are many other things to see and do, whether or not you like trolleybuses and transport. Find more details here.


Proudly presenting our latest project


The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft commissioned a full-size working replica of a pioneer 1911 trolleybus.

We can now tell another chapter about the history of the trolleybus - why not take a ride and find out what it was like over 100 years ago to ride on a solid-tyred, wooden-seated “trackless trolley”?

Click here to read more about this exciting development at the Trolleybus Museum.




Sandtoft Line-up (Framed)We welcome vistors with disabilities and much of the Museum is accessible to people with disabilities, although there may be wheelchair access problems in certain areas.Click here for more information on accessibility.


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 short lead and kept under control at all times.


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Blues & Twos Weekend

Saturday & Sunday, 15 & 16 August 2020 - This popular attraction features 999 vehicles and dramatic displays

British Trolleybus Society Weekend

Late Summer Bank Holiday Weekend, 29-31 August 2020  - Featuring trolleybuses owned by the BTS






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