Joburg stop of the month: James Hall Museum of Transport

17 October 2015

When looking at the James Hall Museum of Transport in Johannesburg's Pioneer Park from the outside, one can't imagine the treasure trove of vehicles and displays, covering more than a hundred years of land transport in all its forms, hidden behind the walls.

It is the largest and most comprehensive museum of land transport in South Africa, and the perfect place to see how our grandparents and great-grandparents travelled around the city – and the country.

You'll get to see a variety of vehicles, including animal-drawn vehicles dating back as far as 1870, bicycles, motorcycles, buses, trams, fire engines and motor cars.

The museum, stop 12 on our Red City Tour, is the perfect place for kids to hop off at.

Entrance to the museum is free, but donations are welcome.

The museum boasts a collection of animal-drawn vehicles

Children love this hall with its fire engines dating back as far as the 1930s

A green 1931 Ford Model A Victoria and a yellow 1932 Studebaker Rockne Model 65 Sedan

Rows and rows of vintage cars

Johannesburg's last tram

An old Cape Tramways bus

A 1952 London bus

The penny-farthing bicycle got its name from the British penny and farthing coins, one much larger than the other

A 1957 Messerschmitt KR200 three-wheel micro car, designed by Fritz Fend, who was actually an aircraft designer. It has a 200cc engine, could reach a top speed of 105km/h and its fuel consumption was about 3.2 litres per 100km

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