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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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TripAdvisor
  • Having visited previously we were pleased to see the many improvements to the facilities and in particular the wide range of Trolleybuses. Our visit on 31st July was to the annual fantastic 'Sandtoft ...  more »
  • Took the opportunity of a holiday in Lincolnshire to visit this special place, timing perfect for European weekend. Not only everything others have already described in reviews here but lucky to get t...  more »
  • A nice museum where you get the chance to ride on a choice of trolleybuses several times round a short course on site. You can also take the opportunity to take a half hour bus (normal if a bit dated ...  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.