The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft

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Location:

Belton Rd, Sandtoft, Doncaster DN8 5SX, United Kingdom

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Features:
  • Accessible parking spaces
  • Accessible toilets
  • Help points
  • Lifts
  • Personal assistance
  • Step-free access

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REVIEW!! 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 the entrance. Paid our entry fee (there are concessions for those with disabilities and their carers) and made our way into the museum. The fabulous thing about this museum is that there are working trolleybuses and you can have as many rides as you please once you get in. Although the buses themselves are not particularly wheelchair accessible the volunteers who work here will do as much as they can to help people to access the buses. My daughter is quite petite so we lifted her out of her wheelchair and carried her on. There have usually been at least 3 buses running on the days that we have visited previously which take you on a small circuit of the grounds, and have a driver and conductor, as there would have been in times gone by. There is also plenty to explore on foot, there is a cinema, which if you’re a wheelchair user you can access via a ramp at the back. We enjoyed reading about the history of the trolleybuses which were on boards in large print with accompanying photographs. When it came to dinnertime we visited the cafe which was serving sandwiches and very nice cake (and who were more than happy to warm up my daughters soft meal), and then popped into the very reasonably priced gift shop next door. You can also have a wander around the garages where there are trolley buses stored, some in varying degrees of repair. There is also a small playground and a prefab house which has been decorated and furnished with furniture of the time. There is also a walk through some trees with lots of lovely smelling plants etc for those who like or benefit from sensory walks.There is a disabled loo with adult changing bench. This is a museum that we will keep returning to as they are continually looking for ways to improve their accessability, and the volunteers went above and beyond to ensure that we all enjoyed our visit. We spent a lovely few hours here :). It is open over selected weekends over the year, including this coming weekend, check out their website for more details http://www.sandtoft.org/

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