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Outeniqua Transport Museum

2 Mission Road, George 6530, South Africa
+27 44 801 8289
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Some much to see!

You need about half a day to properly see and take in everything there is on offer. It is am... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Niel S
Fascinating collections

We visited the museum before taking the PowerVan up into the mountains. The collection of trains... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hedgehog1455
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The Transnet Transport Museum has a unique display featuring the history of Transnet. Enter the world of South African Railway history and admire some of the Iron Ladies that once ruled the railway lines of South Africa. From the small prestigious Emil Kessler(National Monument) to some of the more modern bigger veterans that concurred the scenic Outeniqua railway pass. An excellent selection of privately owned vintage cars are on display and other exhibitions of interst are silverware, cutlery and crockery from various periods of the transport industry, locomotives number plates, makers plates, fire engines, road transport vehicles, furniture and many other rail related items. Open weekdays from 08:00 AM to 4;30 PM . Saturdays and Public Holidays from 08:00 to 14:00. Closed on Sundays and 25 December. ENJOY A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2 Mission Road, George 6530, South Africa
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+27 44 801 8289
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You need about half a day to properly see and take in everything there is on offer. It is am amazing place. Floors so clean you can sit on them. Exhibitions form waaaaaaaaaay back covering harbours, planes, trains, cars and trucks. Every little and adult...More

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Kobus600, Manager at Outeniqua Transport Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for a 5 star rating. This message will be passed on to the 4 employees that are responsible for the cleaning of the floors and exhibitions. Great to see that you have enjoyed your visit. Best rgards Kobus

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the museum before taking the PowerVan up into the mountains. The collection of trains, including the Royal White Train, are superbly preserved, with lots of information, even for non-train buffs. It is all held in a massive building, and includes a fantastic array...More

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Kobus600, Manager at Outeniqua Transport Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your 4 star rating. Great to hear that visitors do enjoy and appreciate in what we are doing to preserve the rail history of SA. Have a safe journey. Kobus Volschenk

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved wandering around and reading about the stories that sit behind some of the trains that we saw - the white train has a good story to tell! Was great seeing the display of vintage cars, both my husband and I were transported back to...More

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Kobus600, Manager at Outeniqua Transport Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your response . It is always great to see that people do enjoy a visit to our museum and that some of the items on display take them back in time. We are always striving to make a visit to the museum...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

It was lovely and very interesting. We were very happy to hear that the Power Van is working again!!

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Kobus600, Manager at Outeniqua Transport Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Dear Sir/ Madam Thank you for your time in posting a positive response, much appreciated. Kind regards Kobus Volschenk

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

I’m not the typical trains, planes and automobile type and thought I’d be bored but...what a pleasant surprise! I love the detail included in the exhibits...exact dates, crockery of each train, clothing, books, furniture and even menus. It is super cool that one can climb...More

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Kobus600, Manager at Outeniqua Transport Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Dear Yvonne Glad to hear that you have enjoyed your visit to the Transnet Transport Museum. Thank you for a very positive response and the time to post it on Trip Advisor. Trust that you will visit the museum again. Best regards Kobus Volschenk

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

A visit to the museum . Oupa enjoyed the visit . He was our own guide sharing a lot of information he just missed the 15 F loco. The vintage privatly owned car collection very goodMore

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Kobus600, Manager at Outeniqua Transport Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Dear Sir I'm glad to hear that you have enjoyed the visit to the museum. Due to certain weight restrictions on the culvert/bridges and curve radius on the section between George and Port Elizabeth and George/Worcester the 15F cannot be relocated to George. However we...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

On first sight the whole place has a rundown feel about it, but inside if you are into steam or transport you find some real gems. Many locos are on display along with many other transport related items all well displayed with the relevant information...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Nice old museum to spend an hour or so wandering round preserved steam loco's, old carriages, and ox carts. Well worth a trip and lovely place to sit and enjoy the view (back in time).

Thank Ronel V
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Kobus600, Manager at Outeniqua Transport Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Dear Sir/ Madam Thank you very much for posting a review on Trip Advisor. Your positive review is much appreciated, trust that we will see you again. Kind regards Kobus Volschenk

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

We have visited this museum many times and always find something new. Very well maintained and clean. Good collection of classic cars. Loved the illuminated carriages with people (dummies) at the dining table. Interesting to see something of the royal train used for the queen's...More

Thank Barrie T
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Nice place this museum and plenty to see.Good history. Only one thing missed it need a guide to take you trow the museum and give you some feedback on the history of transport.It is a must to seeMore

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Kobus600, Manager at Outeniqua Transport Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Dear Sir / Madam Thank you for your response . We have tried guided tours before at specified times but the cost involved outweighed the demand by far. Unfortunately to get volunteers is just as difficult. Thank you for recommending the museum as a must...More

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