Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum – Epworth, England - Atlas Obscura

Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum

Epworth, England

The world's largest collection of preserved trolleybuses. 


These non-polluting vehicles were very popular as a transition between trams and diesel buses in the UK. Whilst they remain popular in other countries, in the UK they have largely disappeared.

This museum in South Yorkshire houses the largest collection of preserved trolleybuses in the world with its oldest dating from 1927.  It has been open at its current site since 1969 when a group of historical transportation societies joined together to form the museum at a former RAF base at Sandtoft.

The collection features mainly British trolleybuses but also examples from Europe and N. America. The last trolleybus service in the UK (apart from museums) closed in 1972 in Bradford and the collection includes several examples from Bradford dating back to 1929.

Know Before You Go

This museum is only open to the public on special event days and you are advised to check the website for the timetable of events.

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June 9, 2016

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