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The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft

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Address: Belton Road, Sandtoft DN8 5SX, England
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Located between Doncaster and Scunthorpe, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft...

Located between Doncaster and Scunthorpe, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft houses the world's largest collection of historic trolleybuses, together with a number of other vehicles including period motor buses. The Museum offers a fascinating day out for all the family. We are open to the public on specific event days when visitors can ride on a selection of our trolleybuses under the specially-erected overhead. We also operate a free conducted tour in one of a number of our vintage motor buses. Other attractions include our 5-star rated cafe, children's play area, 1950s/60s shop displays, presentations in our cinema, a 1950s Prefab home and a cycle and lawnmower shop display. The theme of our special exhibition in the Pelham Building is "Trolleybuses during the First World War." Many event days also feature themes and additional visiting attractions. There is level access to most features on our site. If you need assistance our volunteers are always happy to help. We now have a height-adjustable changing bench in our disabled toilet.

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Watch Out For Exploding Grandchildren!

Popped over here this spring, as the Grandson (a little under three at the time) is crazy about buses, petrol tankers and helicopters. He got so I excited any number of times... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 December 2016
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A day of my life I'll never get back. Got dragged along by the in-laws. The most boring place on Planet Earth. If they opened a Museum of Boring Stuff, it would definitely be more exciting than this place. More dull than cricket, knitting and reading the 2009 Coronation Street Annual combined.

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Thank Eltonio1982
Hrabel, Volunteer at The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, responded to this review

We're sorry that you didn't enjoy your time with us when you visited twelve months ago. The Museum is entirely run by volunteers and we all put in a lot of time and effort to give our visitors a great day out, so it's disappointing to know that you didn't have a good time. We get a lot of positive... More 

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Popped over here this spring, as the Grandson (a little under three at the time) is crazy about buses, petrol tankers and helicopters. He got so I excited any number of times, particularly with the rides, we were concerned he was going to burst! His behaviour was so much more rewarding than that of the po-faced, middle-aged men with anoraks,... More 

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Hrabel, Volunteer at The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. In the last two or three years the numbers of children taking an interest in the Museum has increased a lot. This year we have been asking children and their families what we could do to make their visit even more enjoyable and as a result we hope to be introducing some improvements during 2017.... More 

Farnborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The trolley bus museum.is a very interesting place to visit it transfers back you to a bygone era when travel was a pleasure.

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Hrabel, Volunteer at The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, responded to this review

Thank you Howard. It's good to know that you enjoyed your visit. More 

Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Having visited previously we were pleased to see the many improvements to the facilities and in particular the wide range of Trolleybuses. Our visit on 31st July was to the annual fantastic 'Sandtoft Gathering' which included a virtually non-stop running of several trolleybuses on site plus free vintage motor bus trips for several miles around the area. Over a hundred... More 

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Hrabel, Volunteer at The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We're always striving to make improvements and because we're all volunteers all our income is ploughed back into maintaining and improving the museum and the vehicles. That means that every visitor helps us to further improve. We hope you'll be back soon - with your camera! More 

Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Took the opportunity of a holiday in Lincolnshire to visit this special place, timing perfect for European weekend. Not only everything others have already described in reviews here but lucky to get the European trolleybus video and talk. Contrary to some of the negative comments in the Yorkshire Evening Post about the demise of the Leeds Trolleybus plan TBs are... More 

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Hrabel, Volunteer at The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for your very kind comments about our presentations about modern trolleybuses which we ran on Saturday and Sunday. It's great to know that you enjoyed your visit so much and that the presentation made clear the role that the trolleybus could make in helping to reduce air pollution in our cities. More 

doncaster
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

A nice museum where you get the chance to ride on a choice of trolleybuses several times round a short course on site. You can also take the opportunity to take a half hour bus (normal if a bit dated single decker) trip around the Isle of Axholme (included in the entrance fee). There is a 1950s prefab bungalow decked... More 

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Hrabel, Volunteer at The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. You are correct in saying that we need more display space. We have a long-term development plan to replace the existing depot building with new buildings which will allow us to better display our historic vehicles. That will take some years to achieve but because we're all volunteers all the money we make from admissions... More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

What a pleasant experience. Truly a great visit. Well worth a visit. Enjoy a trolley ride around t he place too. Plus take a vintage ride through the surrounding villages with a great fella telling you some interesting facts about them.

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Hrabel, Volunteer at The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, responded to this review

Thank you. We love to hear that our visitors have enjoyed themselves and we're always grateful when people take the time and trouble to tell others about their experience. More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

We took our Grandaughter to see the trolley buses at Sandtoft, we were surprised to see fire engines there as well, we had a great time looking at old trolley buses also riding in selected ones. We also had a ride for half an hour around the village of Sandtoft on an old motorised single decker with some very informative... More 

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Hrabel, Volunteer at The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We're glad that you enjoyed yourselves. We usually have a theme for our open weekends and the fire engines were visiting for our annual "Blues & Twos" event, but the trolleybus rides and the Isle of Axholme tour are always part of what we do. Thank you again for encouraging others to come and see... More 

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Sandtoft was somewhere I had been meaning to go for years. We had such a beautiful and interesting day out with the children. A warm welcome from the enthusiastic volunteer staff and a museum packed with nostalgia and things of interest. The trolleybuses from far and wide have been lovingly restored (thank goodness) and once you have paid to get... More 

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Hrabel, Volunteer at The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're all volunteers and we love to know that our visitors have enjoyed themselves. Thank you for pointing out that it isn't obvious from our website that we have a cafe. Visitors often say that the cafe's homemade cakes are a highlight of their visit so we need to make people aware that it's there! More 

Keighley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

We both love coming to this museum when its the gathering event , A big credit to all the vounteers that put this all together , Staff ever so freindley and helpfull as well. nice cafe and food despite the long Que,s . However it would be a real benefit for vistors if there was a free to use on... More 

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Hrabel, Volunteer at The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments; it's great to know that you enjoy the Gathering. Thank you for your suggestion about the cash machine. We appreciate it when visitors make suggestions for improvements they would like to see and we give them all careful consideration. As we are only open on around 30 days every year it's unlikely that we... More 

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