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Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft

Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft


Belton Road,
Nr Doncaster,
North Lincolnshire,


The Museum is located on part of what used to be RAF Sandtoft between 1943 and 1946. The Museum was started in 1969 with help from members of various transport societies involved in the preservation of trolleybuses.

The collection of vehicles has grown considerably, the oldest trolleybus in the collection being a 1927 Garrett from the Mexborough & Swinton system. The newest is the experimental Electroline vehicle built in 1985 for trials on a specially constructed line at Doncaster racecourse. A growing collection of foreign trolleybuses are also part of the collection, which is already the world’s largest collection of historic trolleybuses.

The Museum has a specially constructed operating circuit allowing us to operate trolleybus services on the days advertised below. There is also a wide selection of trolleybus and trolleybus era memorabilia, artefacts and street furniture. The Museum has also developed a 1950’s theme with suitably attired shop windows and a suitably decorated prefab home. Other attractions include a cinema, showing trolleybus related presentations; a children’s play area, a vintage lawnmower display; a period bicycle shop/display; a souvenir shop and café, serving hot and cold refreshments and light meals.

Parent and baby changing facilities and disabled toilets are also provided. Much of The Museum is accessible to disabled persons, although access within the main vehicle depot is
restricted width-wise for wheel chairs, and we regret that wheelchairs cannot be accommodated on most trolleybuses.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic siteAccepts groups

Dogs acceptedFacilities for hearing impairedFacilities for visually impaired

There is limited disabled access in the vehicle depot. Please contact the museum for more information.

Opening details

The Museum is only open on the days listed above. On these days there is an admission fee for The Museum. All trolleybus rides and car parking are included in the admission fee.

Monday: 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday: 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 09:00 - 17:00
Friday: 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday: 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday: 09:00 - 17:00
Open all year, every day


Normal Admission Prices:
Adults £5.00, Senior (60+) £4.00, Concession £3.00, Family £15.00 (2 Adults + up to 4 Children)

Premium Events Admission Prices:
Adults £7.00, Senior (60+) £5.00, Concession £4.00, Family £20.00 (2 Adults + up to 4 Children)
Extravaganza Event Weekend Ticket: Adults £13.00, Senior (60+) £9.00, Concession £7.00
Gathering Event Weekend Ticket (available Gathering Preview day):
Adults £8.00, Senior (60+) £7.00, Concession £5.00


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Map reference: SE 747081  Lat: 53.56419 Long: -0.87362

BY Road:
No matter which direction you’re travelling from, the easiest way to find The Trolleybus Museum is to head for the M180 and leave at junction 2 for Gainsborough.

The M180 motorway links with the M18 which in turn connects the M1, A1(M) and M62. From the M180 J2 follow signs for A161 towards Gainsborough. As you enter the village of Belton, the first village along the road, you will reach a mini roundabout. Turn right at the mini roundabout. The Museum is signposted at this junction. Follow the road down through Belton village. The Museum is on the right after 3 miles.

By Bus
During some events there is a bus service direct from Doncater Interchange.

Isle Coaches Connection Service
Passengers should catch Isle Coaches service 291 at 1100 from Doncaster Interchange to Epworth. At Epworth the service connects with a shuttle bus to The Museum. Return journey departs Museum at 1610 to connect at Epworth with Isle Coaches 399 service to Doncaster (arrives 1735).

Services provided by Isle Coaches are operated on a commercial basis and are not connected or controlled by the Sandtoft Transport Centre Ltd., and are, therefore, subject to change. Passengers using this service are advised to check before travelling. Normal bus fares apply on these services.

Parking: free


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired

There is limited disabled access in the vehicle depot. Please contact the museum for more information.

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