Trolleybus Driving Experience
We are offering you the chance to drive a vintage trolleybus.
To be held on Mondays or Tuesdays during the summer months, the Trolleybus Driving Experience
is a unique chance to get behind the wheel of a vintage British trolleybus.
The day will begin with introductions over tea/coffee, followed by a safety
briefing and theory session. Then, after a buffet lunch, it is out onto our
trolleybus circuit for an afternoon driving with one of our experienced
instructors. The day ends with a summary session, tea/coffee and
presentation of your Driving Certificates. All of this is priced at £225
per person, and we’ll also include one year’s membership to The Museum
so that you can visit us again, for free!
Places for 2015 are on sale now.
The dates for 2015 are:
Terms & Conditions
1. The participant must be aged between 25 and 70 - this is an insurance requirement.
2. The participant must hold a valid UK driving licence, which must be presented on the day.
3. The participant is fit and able bodied (trolleybus cabs are difficult to get in and out of).
4. The participant has adequate eyesight and will wear glasses if necessary.
5. The participant has adequate hearing, to hear bells and instructions.
6. In accordance with legislation the participant must not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
7. The participant agrees to comply with the rules of The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft (Sandtoft Transport Centre Ltd.) and the instructions given during the course.
Frequently Asked Questions.
What is the Trolleybus Driving Experience and what does it cost?
The Trolleybus Driving Experience is a unique chance to get behind the wheel
of a vintage British trolleybus. The day will begin with introductions over
tea/coffee, followed by a safety briefing, theory session, examination of
the overhead system and introduction to your trolleybus along with
familiarisation of conducting procedures. Then, after a buffet lunch, it is
out onto our trolleybus circuit for an afternoon driving with one of our
experienced instructors. The day ends with a summary session, tea/coffee and
presentation of your Driving Certificates. The cost also includes a buffet
lunch for a guest who can also ride on the trolleybus whilst you are
driving. All of this is priced at £225 per person, and we'll also include
one year's membership to The Museum so that you can visit us again, for
Which trolleybuses can I drive?
The trolleybus used will be a British 2-axle double-decker. The specific vehicle
used each day will depend on availability and it is the decision of the
experienced instructor in charge. We are unable to fulfill requests to drive specific vehicles.
Will the Museum be open to the public?
No. The Trolleybus Driving Experience courses will take place on Mondays or Tuesdays during
the summer months. The Museum is closed to the public at these times. You
are, however, able to bring guests and additional visitors; please see below
Will I be a qualified trolleybus driver at the end of the day?
No. The aim on the day is to bring you up to a standard where you can complete a basic service run on our overhead circuit. To be a fully fledged trolleybus driver on one of our opendays requires further training. Before entering the driving school at The Museum, members must have first completed at least one full season as a trained trolleybus conductor.
Can I bring guests?
Yes you can. Included in the price of your Trolleybus Driving Experience is one
guest, who also gets a buffet lunch. Additional guests are welcome too.
However, please be aware that as the Museum is not open to the public and not
all areas and facilities of the Museum will be open. Additional guests are
charged at £6.00 per person including buffet lunch. All guests are able to
ride on the trolleybus whilst you are driving.
Is advance booking required?
Yes. In order to make best use of resources and plan our catering advance booking
is essential. We advise that you book early as these spaces are limited and sell out very quickly. In the unlikely event that insufficient bookings are received The Trolleybus Museum may cancel a course day and offer an alternative date or a full refund.