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The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft

Belton Road, Sandtoft DN8 5SX, England
+44 1724 711391
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Cheerful staff to warm you up

Visited over the Easter weekend when the weather was lousy but it didn’t deter the staff from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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A calming & peaceful place to be...............

If you are looking for something a little different on a weekend for a few hours, somewhere to... read more

Reviewed November 22, 2017
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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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Belton Road, Sandtoft DN8 5SX, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited over the Easter weekend when the weather was lousy but it didn’t deter the staff from trying to make the visit as enjoyable as possible. Great talking points and nostalgic

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HrabalUK, Volunteer at The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting us at Easter despite the dreadful weather! Thank you also for leaving a review. It's good to know that you enjoyed yourself and we hope you'll be back when the weather is better but the welcome will be just as warm!

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Reviewed November 22, 2017

If you are looking for something a little different on a weekend for a few hours, somewhere to chill you out, calm your mind, this is the place to visit, it's not too big, it's easy to get too, it's a tiny piece of Lincolnshire...More

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HrabalUK, Volunteer at The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2017

Thank you very much for your review and your kind words. As you have mentioned, we're closed now but we're all looking forward to welcoming the public again from Easter Saturday, 31 March. We have lots of work going on over the winter to maintain...More

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Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

We had a great day out at the museum, with the children enjoying riding on the trolley buses and the grandparents enjoying reminiscing of the good old days!! There were a number of buses running, and more that were available to get on and have...More

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HrabalUK, Volunteer at The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2017

Thank you for your kind words. It's good to know that you had a great time with us! We look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed September 28, 2017

I have been wanting to visit The museum for some time But it only opens on certain weekends as it is all volunteer run and all open days have clashed with other venues. Last weekend I was supposed to be showning Enigines elsewhere but due...More

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HrabalUK, Volunteer at The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2017

Thank you very much for your kind words. It's great to know that you enjoyed yourselves and we look forward to welcoming you again.

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Reviewed August 28, 2017

Very enjoyable visit on an August Bank Holiday Sunday. A large collection of trolleybuses of many vintages, originations and condition on display - most inside a large storage shed. There was an opportunity to ride on at least five different vehicles around a short circuit...More

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HrabalUK, Volunteer at The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2017

Thank you for your review. It's great to know that you enjoyed yourself so much - and as you didn't have time to see everything I hope that we will be welcoming you back soon!

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Reviewed August 28, 2017

I can understand the honest criticism of contributor 'ferrocene': if you go to a museum always looking for an all-singing all-dancing experience this one may disappoint. I will be rather more forgiving, and I DID enjoy Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum. All the staff are volunteers, very...More

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HrabalUK, Volunteer at The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2017

Thank you for sharing your thoughts about your visit. It's great to know that you enjoyed your time with us! We would love to open more often but we need to have quite a lot of volunteers available to get the trolleybuses ready to run...More

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Reviewed August 28, 2017

Visited the museum yesterday with the grandchildren who absolutely loved their first rides on buses. The rides were unrestricted and even included a 30 minute trip out in the local area on a London Transport Routemaster which we decided not to take. The museum is...More

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HrabalUK, Volunteer at The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2017

Thank you very much for your review. It's great to know that you enjoyed yourselves; we're finding that our trolleybuses are becoming very popular with young children, which is a very welcome development. When the depots were built we mainly needed somewhere to store as...More

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Reviewed August 27, 2017

Saturday afternoon on a bank holiday weekend, not a busy as I would have expected. A fair amount of things to see and do including a circuit around the site in various trolley buses. The film show is well worth sitting in on and the...More

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HrabalUK, Volunteer at The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the Museum. We were actually pleased with the number of visitors we had on Saturday (and the other two days) - although, of course, we would always love to have even more visitors! The...More

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Reviewed August 23, 2017

I'm a great fan of public transport (trains, trams, buses and trolleybuses) and was very much looking forward to my visit but went away feeling rather disappointed. I understand that the museum is run by volunteers - and I can't fault the staff in any...More

Thank ferrocene
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HrabalUK, Volunteer at The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2017

Thank you for your review and thank you for urging others to visit. I'm sorry that you were disappointed. You are correct in saying that the Museum is run by volunteers. Everyone connected with running the Museum - the management, trustees, drivers, conductors, engineers, cafe...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2017

If you are interested in trolleybuses or transport in general, Sandtoft is well worth a visit. Hosting an astounding range of UK and international trolleybuses, Sandtoft also gives you the experience of actually travelling on a trolleybus - something which hasn't been possible in the...More

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HrabalUK, Volunteer at The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2017

Thank you for your visit and for your enthusiastic review, which is much appreciated. The trolleybus is making a contribution to lowering harmful emissions in many towns and cities around the world and it would be great if UK cities used this proven technology again.

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