About The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft
The Trolleybus Museum was founded by enthusiasts in 1969, just as the last British systems were closing. The final one at Bradford finished in 1972.
We aim to set the story of the trolleybus in the UK set against the social history of its heyday in the late 1940s-50s.
Since being founded the collection has expanded and has 59 trolleybuses, mostly from the UK (including a replica of a 1911 prototype) but also including some examples from Europe, North America and New Zealand. This is the largest collection of preserved trolleybues in the world. Many are fully restored and visitors are able to ride on a selection on our open days.
Our site also has a Toy Museum, a Cycle Shop Museum, a replica 1940's prefab home and a new exhibition, Trolleybuses of the Humber, opens in June 2022. We have an exciting expansion plan which includes a miniature railway and new Exhibition Halls.
We are staffed entirely by volunteers so area only able to open on selected weekends between Easter and November - please check our website www.sandtoft.org for details.