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James Hall Museum of Transport

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Address: Pioneers' Park, Rosettenville Road | La Rochelle, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Well worth a visit! Old cars, busses, wagons, bikes etc. Clean and well exibited. No entrance fee but they do expect a donation at the door.

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41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit! Old cars, busses, wagons, bikes etc. Clean and well exibited. No entrance fee but they do expect a donation at the door.

Thank Ccffll
Johannesburg, South Africa
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Went here years ago and returned to try and relive some of those memories....Every bit as good as I remember it being full of history...

Thank Simon C
Johannesburg, South Africa
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97 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is a must visit for "petrol heads" and anybody who has an interest in vintage transport. Located in the south of Johannesburg it is not in the best area but there is easy access from both the M2 & N17. There is limited free/secure parking right outside the front door. Entrance to the museum is free. There is a... More 

Thank Howard L
Boksburg, South Africa
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Place is so filthy. No running water for toilets. Vehicles pushed in so near to each other you can hardly move. Vehicles not kept clean or kept in restored condition. To think this is a place of multi million vintage vehicles and it looks so disgusting. Very disappointed. (See photo to see some of the disappointment)

Thank WeirdoQiie
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100 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We only had less than an hour (way too short a time to appreciate this place) and had to rush through everything. They don't charge for entrance, only accept donations. I think they should charge and then offer guided tours. There is so much to see. they have all forms of transportation from horse drawn carts to electric cars, buses,... More 

Thank Nosipiwo N
Florida, RSA
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 7 December 2016

If you grew up in the times of Side cars and trams, this is a must. Takes you back to those days you often remember with or woithout thinking or regrets. Puts you back into the times of Hot-rods on Friday nights at Wembley.

Thank JohanFlorida_RSA
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Wasn't that keen to go in , free admission just a donation. Turned out to be a pleasant tour,informal friendly and yes worth getting of the hop on hop off bus. Enjoyable 30mins if you have kids with you something they would enjoy.

Thank Vicki1359
Rustenburg, South Africa
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 19 November 2016

What a day out. Nice to see the old and the new, the units looked after and preserved for the coming generations.

Thank richardcbody
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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83 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

If you love vintage cars (to see atleast!!), then this place is a heaven. All British era cars, buses, trams, bikes and even bicycles and horse carts, takes you literally through that era. All these old vehicles are very well maintained. This is one of the hop on-off stops of Red Bus city tour.

Thank jigneshad
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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310 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

I spent around an hour here today looking around, there are actually six exhibit areas, it is a very big space. It is one of the stops on the CitySightseeing bus. Kids would probably enjoy it, for the wide variety of antique cars, bikes, horse-drawn carriages, fire trucks, etc.. I found it a tad dusty, but interesting nonetheless. There were... More 

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