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The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Sandtoft

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The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft is a transport museum which specialises in the preservation of trolleybuses. It is located by the village of Sandtoft, near Belton on the Isle of Axholme in the English county of Lincolnshire.DescriptionThe museum occupies part of the former RAF Sandtoft, an operational bomber airfield during the Second World War. RAF Sandtoft was disposed of by the RAF in 1958 and the site was acquired for the museum in November 1969. Since that time, volunteers have transformed a barren site into a museum with the addition of workshop, vehicle depot and exhibition building. The first event held was the Sandtoft Gathering in 1971, an event which is still held annually.The museum is recognised as having the largest collection of preserved trolleybuses in Europe, if not the world, with over 60 examples. Whilst the exhibits are predominantly from the UK, a collection of international examples is growing at the museum. Apart from trolleybuses and transport, the museum also features a collection of 1950s/60s memorabilia. Over the years, many items related to the trolleybus era have been donated. A 1950s/1960s street scene features shop windows, complete with displays, whilst the prefab utility bungalow, previously used as the museum's souvenir shop, has now been fitted out as a home to show even more of these period artefacts.
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  • This was our first visit to Sandtoft Trolley Bus Museum, and it proved to be a pleasant half day. There was plenty of parking, and we began our visit with a light lunch from the cafe. It was striking ...  more »
  • Not too meant open days at the museum... but we'll worth the wait. Largest collection of trolleybus in the world... many from old uk networks closed in the 60s but also from New Zealand and North Amer...  more »
  • A couple of weeks ago we visited The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft. One of our favourite places to visit as we have a son who is bus mad... On arrival, we parked at the disabled parking spaces next to...  more »
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  • Interesting musuem, lots of differnt types of buses , went tor a ride on one of the old buses, with old stlye bus ticket, it was a very bumpy graty ride but it kept going , took us round the surrounding area.
  • Great afternoon, spent riding on old trolley busses, only short circular trips but great nostalgia and the additional free bus tour of the area was interesting too. Well worth the entry fee
  • Wouldn't go there if you paid me they employ women beaters
  • Very nice, small, but the proper informal atmosphere ! And they have a lot of busses, in a very good condition.
  • Wide selection of vehicles from the UK and abroad.