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, but there are also a few important examples from around Europe and from Canada and New Zealand. To complement the trolleybuses, the Museum has a number of other historic vehicles, many of them diesel buses.
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 – electrically-operated rubber-tyred buses that draw 575 volts DC mains electricity from specially constructed overhead wiring. As well as riding on the trolleybuses, there are many other things to see and do, designed to interest you whether or not you like trolleybuses and transport. There is also the 5-rated café which is a must to visit, with made-to-order meals, delicious home-made cakes and hot and cold drinks normally on offer.
The normal attractions include:
- Selection of trolleybuses in operation to ride on
- In-house 5-rated cafe serving made-to-order meals, delicious home-made cakes and hot and cold drinks
- Vintage motorbus guided tour of surrounding local area (the Isle of Axholme) **
- TOY museum
- Trolleybus displays
- 1950s/ 60s shop window displays
- The period Sunbeam cycle shop exhibition
- 1950s Prefab “home” display
- Audio-visual presentations in the “Regal” lecture theatre
- Children’s full-sized trolleybus “Have a Go at Driving” simulator (located in the café)
- Guided tours of vehicles in the main depot building
- Souvenir shop
- Gardens & nature trail
A second event during this weekend
After a three year absence, we are seeing the return of our popular Blues and Twos weekend, when we welcome a range of visiting retired 999 vehicles whose owners and crews (many of whom are serving or retired emergency service personnel) present some dramatic demonstrations, with commentary, of how different emergencies are dealt with (and lots of noise and water can be involved!). There are plenty of opportunities to look closely at fire engines, ambulances and police vehicles and chat with their crews. All this, and in between the demonstrations, a selection of our trolleybuses will be operating and giving rides to visitors and all our usual attractions and exhibitions will be open.
- A selection of visiting fire brigade, ambulance service and police vehicles on show
- Dramatic displays and demonstrations of how the 999 services deal with different emergency situations
Adult: £10.00 each
Senior £8.50 each
A 15% discount will negotiated for members of The MX5 Owners Club on production of their membership card
The starting point is The Stockyard Hellaby meeting for a cuppa at 9:30, leaving at 10:00, come earlier if you are having a sandwich or a value for money full breakfast.
Please note this run is on Sunday 11th, a week later than normal.
There will be a 45 minute break after about an hour for a comfort stop and cuppa at the Hayfield Lakes Lodge (or slightly longer if they are busy and service is slow)
A well drained grassy area under the trees, has been reserved for the MX5’s, there are a small number of picnic tables by the cafe, please bring you own tables and chairs if you intend to picnic
At 1pm (T.B.C.)a free tour of surrounding local area (the Isle of Axholme) has been arranged exclusively for members of Peaks and Pennines, in a Vintage motorbus.
The mileage to Sandtoft is approx. 65 miles,
The M18 and M180 are approx 10 minutes away, for your return trip
As usual members (and prospective members) are welcome to join or leave an any point, please let the organiser know if you intend to do this so we are not waiting for you, and if you are leaving mid route, ensure that the cars behind know you are leaving the convoy, or you may find you have extra guests at your house for tea !!
Please study the clubs Good Driving Guide before coming on your first run
A route card for the run is now linked, please download, it print it and bring it with you, this is a health and safety requirement
** 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.