James Hall Museum of Transport

Founded in 1964 the Museum of Transport is a historical collection of vintage land transportation vehicles used in South Africa, dating back to the early 19th century.

ANIMAL-DRAWN VEHICLES:
The museum has many animal drawn vehicles on display, including the popular two-seater Cape cart. Lots of ox-wagons, and of course the infamous Voortreker wagon are among the museum's more interesting vintage vehicles from the 19th century.

STEAM-POWERED VEHICLES:
By the 20th century a wide variety of steam-powered vehicles were to be seen clunking about the country, including buses, tractors, wagons, and of course, most importantly, steam trains.

DIESEL / ELECTRICAL / PETROL VEHICLES:
Electric trolley buses were quite popular in the larger cities. (Just up the road in Rosettenville you will find a street named Tramway).

MOTORCYCLES / BICYCLES / TRICYCLES:
Examples of penny farthings, and the wooden "boneshaker", and a tandem bicycle built for two can be found in the East Hall.

FIRE ENGINES:
The museum also houses a beautiful collection of vintage fire trucks and other fire-fighting equipment.

MOTOR CARS:
The North Hall exhibits the history of the automobiles in South Africa, going back to the days of solid rubber tyres.

TRAMS:
The history of trams in South Africa began with the horse-drawn tram. Electric trams were also very popular, running in Johannesburg until 1961.

LOCATION:
- located across the road from Turfontein Race Track
- Pioneers' Park, Rosettenville Road La Rochelle

HOURS:
Open Tuesdays to Sundays 09:00-17:00

ENTRANCE FEE:
- free!

TEL:
- (011) 435 9718

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Greenfields Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Alberton

5.8km East of center of James Hall Museum of Transport

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Villa Lugano Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Johannesburg Municipality

6.0km South East of center of James Hall Museum of Transport

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Forest Cottage B&B

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6.3km North West of center of James Hall Museum of Transport

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Forest Town Guest Cottages

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Forest Town

6.4km North West of center of James Hall Museum of Transport

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Parktown Guesthouse

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Parktown

6.4km North West of center of James Hall Museum of Transport

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Commalong Lodge

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Alberton

6.7km East of center of James Hall Museum of Transport

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Grand View B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Johannesburg Municipality

6.8km West of center of James Hall Museum of Transport

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House on York

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6.8km North of center of James Hall Museum of Transport

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La Palma Guest House & Conference Venue

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Alberton

7.2km East of center of James Hall Museum of Transport

La Palma Guest House and Conference Venue is situated at 9 Jack Hindon avenue, Alberante Ext, Alberton, Gauteng, Johannesburg, South Africa. We are offering 8 Luxury en-suite rooms and 9 Standard en-suite rooms. One of the luxury rooms is also a...

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7th Street Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Melville

7.4km North West of center of James Hall Museum of Transport

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