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1940s Trolleyday

Saturday, June 17 11:00AM - 05:00PM

Open on Saturday and Sunday from 11.00am to 5.00pm each day (last admission 4.00pm)

What’s happening this weekend:

Today (Saturday), we are holding a 1940s weekend featuring some of our trolleybuses that were in service during that decade: a selection of these trolleybuses will be available to ride on. In association with the Haxey 1940s Weekend, today ONLY we are operating an hourly free bus service to Haxey from the Trolleybus Museum and back.

On Sunday ONLY, we are holding a Trolleyday PLUS (with a free bus link from Doncaster Interchange) as we host the East Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Club Rally – and there will be a selection of trolleybuses to ride on as well.

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Our normal attractions include:

  • Selection of trolleybuses in operation to ride on
  • In-house 5-rated cafe serving made-to-order meals, delicious home-made cakes and hot and cold drinks
  • Vintage motorbus guided tour of surrounding local area (the Isle of Axholme) **
  • “The Trolleybus During the First Wold War” exhibition 
  • Trolleybus displays
  • 1950s/ 60s shop window displays
  • The period Sunbeam cycle shop exhibition
  • 1950s Prefab “home” display
  • Audio-visual presentations in the “Regal” lecture theatre
  • Children's full-sized trolleybus "Have a Go at Driving” simulator (located in the café)
  • Guided tours of vehicles in the main depot building
  • Souvenir shop
  • Gardens & nature trail

**  These motor bus tours operated by the Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft are provided free of charge and admission to the Trolleybus Museum is neither required nor granted by the use of these tours or any other free bus service provided by the Trolleybus Museum and payment for admission to the Trolleybus Museum is not a condition of carriage.

Ample FREE parking (including for coaches)

Admission prices this weekend:

Note: Our admission prices include a 10% (rounded up) gift aid donation

Adult:               £8.00               - "Adult" is defined as a person aged 17 to 60 inclusive and who is not eligible to be classified as a "Concession" (see below).

Senior             £7.00               - "Senior is defined as a person aged 61 or over and who is not eligible to be classified as a "Concession" (see below)

Concession     £6.00               - “Concession” is defined as the following:

  • a child aged 5 to 16 inclusive
  • a person who is registered as disabled
  • a person acting as a carer for a (or a group o) disabled person(s) also visiting the Museum
  • a university student (student union ID must be produced)

Under-5s         Free

Family             £25.50             - “Family” is defined as a party of 2 adults (they may be either “Adults” or “Seniors”) accompanied by up to 4 “Concessions”

THERE ARE NO ADDITIONAL CHARGES! Our admission prices are all-inclusive, so it include ALL trolleybus and motorbus rides, and will admit visitors to ALL available exhibitions and attractions.


Dogs are welcome but must be kept under control and on a lead. Please note that (apart from guide and other assistance dogs) they are not permitted in certain buildings, including the café and the souvenir shop. For the security and comfort of passengers, it will be at the discretion of the conductor whether a dog may be allowed on a trolleybus or motorbus. We endeavour to provide bowls of water for dogs – please ask a Museum official if these are empty or not obviously available!.

Public transport links

On each Saturday Trolleyday, the Trolleybus Museum operates a free bus link between Epworth and the Trolleybus Museum to link with a scheduled bus service from/ to Doncaster operated by Isle Coaches. The timings of this operation is as follows: 


Isle Coaches Service 291 (to Owston Ferry)

Trolleybus Museum Free Bus

Doncaster Interchange (Bay C5)

depart 11.00am


Epworth Rectory

arrive 11.43am

depart 11.45am

Trolleybus Museum


arrive 12.00 noon




Return Service

Trolleybus Museum Free Bus

Isle Coaches Service 399 (to Doncaster)

Trolleybus Museum

depart 4.10pm


Epworth Rectory

arrive 4.25pm

depart 4.35pm

Doncaster Interchange


arrive 5.35pm

Please remember that fares are charged on the scheduled Isle Coaches services

Toady, in association with the Haxey 1940s event, we are also operating a free shuttle bus service to and from Haxey, stopping by request at bus stops en-route in Haxey. Journey timings are as follows: 

From Haxey (Primary School) to the Trolleybus Museum

(Journey time approx. 22 minutes)

From the Trolleybus Museum to  Haxey (King's Arms)

(Journey time approx. 20 minutes)


11.00 am

11.38 am

12.00 noon

12.38 pm

1.00 pm

1.38 pm

2.00 pm

2.38 pm

3.00 pm

3.38 pm -

Advertised free bus services are operated by Sandtoft Transport Centre Limited. Payment for admission to the Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft is not a condition of carriage.


Note: There is a FREE  bus service from Doncaster Interchange direct to the Trolleybus Museum on SUNDAY.


We look forward to welcoming you to the Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft this weekend!

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North Lincolnshire, DN8 5SX

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