This developing museum, started in 1969 by a small, enthusiastic
group of volunteers is home to Britain’s largest collection
of preserved trolleybuses and motorbuses.
The museum has a working trolleybus system and many displays and
exhibits from the heyday of the trolleybus - the 1950s and 1960s.
There are nostalgic 1960s shop window displays and a 1950s
prefab decked out with the furniture of the period. There is also a
cycle and lawnmower museum.
Everyone can ride on the trolleybuses (free with entry ticket,
except for the gathering in July) which operate regularly on open
days throughout the season. Children will love the chance to drive
a trolleybus and motorbus in the hands-on simulators. Discover the
fascinating history of trolleybuses or watch clips from a nostalgic
film in the Ritz Lecture Theatre - there’s always something
new to see and do!
Collections include magnificent six-wheeled double-decker
trolleybuses and a fascinating one-and-a half decker from Aachen in
Germany. The last British trolleybus ran in Bradford in 1972, but
you can capture the days of this smooth and silent mode of
transport on one of the immaculately restored vehicles operating
around the museum’s overhead wiring circuit.
There are regular ‘Trolley Days’ from Easter to
October. For details of opening dates and events please contact
your nearest tourist information centre or visit the museum's website.
The museum also has a 24-hour information line, on 01724 711391,
giving specific information on events.
Coach tours and party visits on dates throughout the year, by
The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, is a company limited by
guarantee, (Registered in England No.1747475) and is a charity (No.