The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft

The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft Home to the World's Largest Collection of Historic Trolleybuses 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 Doncaste

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 Doncaste

Operating as usual

Sandtoft Scene 120 has now been published.If you don't receive your copy in the next week please let us know.
08/11/2021

Sandtoft Scene 120 has now been published.

If you don't receive your copy in the next week please let us know.

Sandtoft Scene 120 has now been published.

If you don't receive your copy in the next week please let us know.

We are once again open this weekend, provisionally Huddersfield 631 and Nottingham 506 will be running!For those visitin...
29/10/2021

We are once again open this weekend, provisionally Huddersfield 631 and Nottingham 506 will be running!

For those visiting us via public transport, we are running a free bus to and from Thorne to connect with First South Yorkshire service 87.

We would like to thank everyone for Sunday's event, thanks to all the vehicle owners who brought their fantastic machine...
18/10/2021

We would like to thank everyone for Sunday's event, thanks to all the vehicle owners who brought their fantastic machines, the store holders for bringing their goods along for all to browse.

Doncaster Omnibus and Light Railway Society and The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft are both ran by volunteers, without them this weekend would not have been possible.

Most importantly, thank you to all the people who came along to the museum this weekend and supported us.

The weather's not put us off! A fantastic day so far.
17/10/2021

The weather's not put us off! A fantastic day so far.

Ready for tomorrow's event!
16/10/2021

Ready for tomorrow's event!

This Sunday the Doncaster Omnibus & Light Railway Society host the "Isle of Axholme Running Day". we will have 7 (yes 7!...
14/10/2021

This Sunday the Doncaster Omnibus & Light Railway Society host the "Isle of Axholme Running Day". we will have 7 (yes 7!) trolleybuses in passenger operation throughout the day, as well as the Cedes-Stoll taking passengers. There will also be lots of motor bus action, no isle tours are taking place but
instead a number of free bus services are operating from the Museum to various local destinations. They are all numbered services and we do have timetables which are now displayed on site.

Provisionally the runners for Sunday are: Bradford 746, Doncaster 375, Huddersfield 631, London 1348, Manchester 1344, Nottingham 506 and Reading 113. All vehicles are subject to availability.

PLEASE NOTE, we are CLOSED on Saturday. Please do not travel to site. We are only open on Sunday.

07/10/2021

2021 AGM

The AGM of Sandtoft Transport Centre Ltd, which is the company name for the Museum, is being held on 21st November 2021. The Agenda has been sent out and all paid-up members should receive it by the weekend.

If it doesn't please send us a message and we'll let you have an electronic copy.

Huddersfield 631 is in operation today along with London 1348 & Doncaster 375. Our Cedes-Stoll is also out for a couple ...
03/10/2021

Huddersfield 631 is in operation today along with London 1348 & Doncaster 375.

Our Cedes-Stoll is also out for a couple of passenger runs today!

We are open once again this weekend from 10:30am both today and Sunday, Why not come down!
02/10/2021

We are open once again this weekend from 10:30am both today and Sunday, Why not come down!

We are open once again this weekend from 10:30am both today and Sunday, Why not come down!

A successful day of trolleybus driver training undertaken today at the museum using Huddersfield 631 pictured L - R Eric...
26/09/2021

A successful day of trolleybus driver training undertaken today at the museum using Huddersfield 631 pictured L - R Eric Challenor, Stewart David (Instructor) and Patrick Wilkinson.

A successful day of trolleybus driver training undertaken today at the museum using Huddersfield 631 pictured L - R Eric Challenor, Stewart David (Instructor) and Patrick Wilkinson.

Fairground exhibits at the Model Weekend.
21/09/2021

Fairground exhibits at the Model Weekend.

Some of our exhibits at the Model Weekend.
20/09/2021

Some of our exhibits at the Model Weekend.

We are joined today by the East Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Club! Come on down!
18/09/2021

We are joined today by the East Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Club! Come on down!

We are joined today by the East Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Club! Come on down!

We are open once again this weekend, planned to run will be Doncaster 375, Huddersfield 631 & London 1348. As always, ve...
17/09/2021

We are open once again this weekend, planned to run will be Doncaster 375, Huddersfield 631 & London 1348. As always, vehicles are subject to change.

Gardner Engined Bus & Coach Running Day, 31st October: A special event in conjunction with the Gardner Engined Bus & Coa...
15/09/2021

Gardner Engined Bus & Coach Running Day, 31st October: A special event in conjunction with the Gardner Engined Bus & Coach Group to raise funds for "Cash for Kids!" - a charity supporting disadvantage children

Gardner Engined Bus & Coach Running Day, 31st October: A special event in conjunction with the Gardner Engined Bus & Coach Group to raise funds for "Cash for Kids!" - a charity supporting disadvantage children

Sandtoft Scene 119 has been published and all members should have received their copy by now. If you haven't, please mes...
12/09/2021

Sandtoft Scene 119 has been published and all members should have received their copy by now. If you haven't, please message us or email to [email protected]

Sandtoft Scene 119 has been published and all members should have received their copy by now. If you haven't, please message us or email to [email protected]

A wonderful day so far, Nottingham 506 has now entered passenger service, Reading 193 is now outside for display and we ...
29/08/2021

A wonderful day so far, Nottingham 506 has now entered passenger service, Reading 193 is now outside for display and we have a visiting Hull corporation motorbus! Be sure to visit us tomorrow for another excellent day.

We've had a wonderful start to this weekends events! Unfortunately TB78 is unable to run this weekend, but still able to...
28/08/2021

We've had a wonderful start to this weekends events! Unfortunately TB78 is unable to run this weekend, but still able to be viewed!

A wonderful start to this weekends events, be sure to come down for day two tomorrow! Huge thanks to Sandtoft Blues & Tw...
14/08/2021

A wonderful start to this weekends events, be sure to come down for day two tomorrow! Huge thanks to Sandtoft Blues & Twos Weekend for this weekends events.

13/08/2021

Guess what is happening tomorrow? Yes that's right its Sandtoft Blues & Twos Weekend, are you ready? By the time you ready this we will be on site getting everything ready for what is going to be a bumper weekend.

07/08/2021
Although Covid restrictions have been eased by the Government we are only making minor changes to the Covid measures at ...
22/07/2021
The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft - Home Page

Although Covid restrictions have been eased by the Government we are only making minor changes to the Covid measures at the Museum.
In particular, we strongly request that visitors continue to show consideration for others, including our volunteers, and wear face coverings in buildings and when riding on our buses.
The free bus services are resuming this weekend - on Saturday a connection to First South Yorkshire service 87 at Thorne, and a direct bus on Sunday from Doncaster Interchange. Full details on our website www.sandtoft.org (if the link doesn't work, copy and paste it into a browser window)

The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft - The World's Largest Collection of Preserved Trolleybuses

Today has seen the return of privately owned vehicle "Reading 193" to the museum site after a short holiday for a repain...
21/07/2021

Today has seen the return of privately owned vehicle "Reading 193" to the museum site after a short holiday for a repaint!

A fantastic day today thanks to our wonderful volunteers, a few of the many many jobs completed today involve Doncaster ...
14/07/2021

A fantastic day today thanks to our wonderful volunteers, a few of the many many jobs completed today involve Doncaster 375 getting a wash ready for a private visit, Rotherham 37 is receiving attention in our workshop and Huddersfield 631 is out the depot just enjoying the sunshine!

Thank you to all those who came out to see us this weekend! It's been wonderful to see Huddersfield 631 out again!
04/07/2021

Thank you to all those who came out to see us this weekend! It's been wonderful to see Huddersfield 631 out again!

Thank you to all those who came out to see us this weekend! It's been wonderful to see Huddersfield 631 out again!

We are open again this weekend. Vehicles expected to run (subject to availability) are Bournemouth 297, Manchester 1344,...
02/07/2021

We are open again this weekend. Vehicles expected to run (subject to availability) are Bournemouth 297, Manchester 1344, Doncaster 375 & Huddersfield 631.

There will also be a small line up on our field consisting of Maidstone 56 & 72, Douglas 52 & SYPTE 2450.

We are open again this weekend. Vehicles expected to run (subject to availability) are Bournemouth 297, Manchester 1344, Doncaster 375 & Huddersfield 631.

There will also be a small line up on our field consisting of Maidstone 56 & 72, Douglas 52 & SYPTE 2450.

2450 has today seen some attention in our workshop, our workshop pre-dates this vehicle and it's a very tight squeeze!
30/06/2021

2450 has today seen some attention in our workshop, our workshop pre-dates this vehicle and it's a very tight squeeze!

2450 has today seen some attention in our workshop, our workshop pre-dates this vehicle and it's a very tight squeeze!

CHANGES TO FREE BUS SERVICESAs the Government has extended lockdown restrictions until mid-July we've decided that we ca...
21/06/2021

CHANGES TO FREE BUS SERVICES

As the Government has extended lockdown restrictions until mid-July we've decided that we cannot provide our Saturday connecting bus to Thorne for the Trolleyday on 3rd July.

We're sorry for any inconvenience and hope to start running our free buses to the Museum from 24th July. However this depends on the restrictions in place from that date.

An updated programme of Trolleydays is here:

CHANGES TO FREE BUS SERVICES

As the Government has extended lockdown restrictions until mid-July we've decided that we cannot provide our Saturday connecting bus to Thorne for the Trolleyday on 3rd July.

We're sorry for any inconvenience and hope to start running our free buses to the Museum from 24th July. However this depends on the restrictions in place from that date.

An updated programme of Trolleydays is here:

19/06/2021

This morning we have Bradford 746, Bournemouth 297 and London 1348 lined up for service, with the possibility of Doncaster 375 later today.

18/06/2021

This weekend we celebrate the 110th anniversary of the opening of the first British Trolleybus systems in Leeds and Bradford. We will be marking this date by exhibiting as many Bradford vehicles on outside display.

We are open from 10:30 on Saturday & Sunday. Isle tours will also start up again this weekend.

MUSEUM RE-OPENING FEATURES IN YORKSHIRE POST
08/06/2021

MUSEUM RE-OPENING FEATURES IN YORKSHIRE POST

Wonderful images from one of our many fantastic volunteers.
30/05/2021

Wonderful images from one of our many fantastic volunteers.

Notts & Derby 353 & RT3323 (both pictured below) have today left the main museum site for a period of storage as we shuf...
14/04/2021

Notts & Derby 353 & RT3323 (both pictured below) have today left the main museum site for a period of storage as we shuffle around our fleet to allow space for the vehicles from our Westgate storage facility.

Our main objective is to have all vehicles kept in suitable undercover accommodation. Majority of vehicles that are currently away from site will all be returning when the space becomes available.

Notts & Derby 353 & RT3323 (both pictured below) have today left the main museum site for a period of storage as we shuffle around our fleet to allow space for the vehicles from our Westgate storage facility.

Our main objective is to have all vehicles kept in suitable undercover accommodation. Majority of vehicles that are currently away from site will all be returning when the space becomes available.

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Do we know whats running this weekend & is it motor buses too!. Hope so.
Collage of Sunday's Model Day, video before the rain arrived as well as other images taken by my wife Jan
On display inside the toy museum where 4 1:12 scale Routemasters which where well received with the visitors and the staff of the museum.
My best friend Robin Kitson of the Bradford Trolleybus association (Mr Bradford Trolleybus) passed away last weekend. Formally the owner of Bradford 735 now at the Black country museum. Seen last May when I took him to Sandtoft for a last ride on a one of his beloved Bradford Trolleybuses. RIP Kevin Jagger
It was great to get out to an event for the first time this year. I hope you enjoy my photography for my visit.
fair play to keeping trolleybus alive
The oldest and newest machines at Sandtoft yesterday.
Newest Addition to my model fleet is AEC Q1 3 Axle Trolleybus LYH891 1891 London Transport Trolleybus on Route 657 to Hounslow Via Chiswick & Brentford
TROLLEYSCAPE #2 - JUST ANOTHER DAY This gent was sweeping the pavement outside the museum bike shop, this wasn't posed at all he was just sweeping away... I love scenes like this, timeless in nature and unchanged by the decades. 30.05.21
TROLLEYSCAPE - 50s/60s ROOM WITH A VIEW No doubt somewhere in Bradford in the 50s/60s there was many a view from such a bedroom... The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft 30.05.21
Another Fabulous day all- DAISY CORNER - TROLLEYBUS MEMORIES Some lovely summary shots today, another wonderful event and some good laughs too. 30.05.21