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James Hall Museum of Transport

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Pioneers' Park, Rosettenville Road | La Rochelle, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 435 9718
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

Very educational and interesting museum. Bit old and outdated signage and displays. Some of the vehicles outside have seen better days, but the vehicles inside the big halls are very well maintained.

Thank Mari V
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Visited the JHMOT on the 30th of January. What a lovely, lovely museum! From hall full of horse drawn era carraiges, to steam/electrical to internal combustion in the courtyard and 3 adjoining halls - something for everyone...Enjoyed the electric cars (Enfield and Joule), the slightly...More

Thank Andre B
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

We visited the James Hall Museum of Transport during the December holidays. There is no entrance fee however they ask for small donations for the upkeep of the facility and museum pieces. It does not look like much from the outside however there are several...More

Thank AnnetteB1242
Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

I only recently came to learn about the museum much to my surprise. The museum charges no entrance fee and is for free. The property is neat and tidy albeit old and established. The staff are informative and knowledgable and are so eager to share...More

1  Thank Nicolette C
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Amazing collection of vintage vehicles. I particularly liked the 1950s and 1960s cars, the buses, trolleybuses and trams and the fire engine collection.

1  Thank Bignick263
Reviewed 10 December 2015

This was more interesting than expected - a nice collection of old cars beautifully restored, everything from the South African electric car, to 'Where's my Tommy-gun' 1940's Buick's, and some great old buses from our larger cities. Even a Soviet East-Germany Traubant and very nice...More

1  Thank Ashley G
Reviewed 14 October 2015

I hopped off here at the museum from the Johannesburg City Sightseeing Bus.It has a large selection of vintage transport including old trams, buses and cars. It's good to show kids what the transport of old looked like. There is no entrance fee only a...More

1  Thank Sara_E_11
Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

I did enjoy this museum, but felt like it was a bit dirty. While half of it is well set up and cared for, the other half looks like a junk yard for old cars where there are some real beauts but they're just left...More

Thank jokiepoe
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Took the children for an outing. Not only were the staff asleep but the place was extremely dirty with mops and buckets lying around. There was no one around to answer any questions. It took us 20 minutes to gr through the whole museum. I...More

1  Thank Heidi F
Reviewed 12 March 2015

Like so many others, I had relegated this museum to the realm of after thoughts. However, on my second Red Bus day, I stopped off here for an hour and was met with a very rewarding trip down the world of transport’s memory lane, with...More

3  Thank Connoisseur-of-Life
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