If you missed the last instalment of #SeeYourCity you can learn all about Carlton Centre here.
The next stop on the City Sightseeing Johannesburg Tour is the James Hall Transport Museum. It may not look like much from the outside but once you step inside you are guaranteed to be pleasantly surprised.
Having grown up in the South of Johannesburg the museum was a regular weekend outing for my family and I have fond memories of scaling old city busses and sitting in the driver seat of even older trams pretending to be a driver. Today the museum is still in fantastic nick and whats more is theres no entrance charge…patrons are however, encouraged to leave a donation.
The museum is split into 6 sections including:Animal-drawn vehicles 1870 – 1910
– Bicycles and motorcycles 1786 – 1960
– Buses and Coaches
– Fire engines and equipment 1877 – 1960
– Motor cars 1900 – 1980
– Steam-driven vehicles
– Trams and trolley buses 1896 – 1986
The museum is a must for all Joburgers and non-Joburgers alike, and each exhibit inside the museum is interesting and well looked-after and without a doubt a big winner amongst the kids.
Opening hours: The Museum is open Tuesday to Friday from 09:00 – 17:00.
On weekends the Museum will be closed during the hour of 12:00 – 13:00.
Weekend hours are therefore:
09:00 – 12:00
13:00 – 17:00
The Museum is closed on the following days: