The James Hall Museum of Transport is an amazing collection of over 400 years’ worth of different land transportation, including animal-drawn carriages, early bicycles, and cars of every hue and shape (or pretty much) known to man. It is located in Rosettenville, Johannesburg, across from the Rand Stadium. There is a sizable James Hall Museum of Transport. In addition to housing a number of noteworthy and uncommon cars, it offers a fascinating look at the history of transportation in the nation, from field carts through the first taxis employed in the townships to modern vehicles.
The museum is organized into several types of power, such as animal power, steam power, and pedal power, making it simple to focus on one’s preferred mode of transportation. A fine example of a horse-drawn mail carriage, various types of Cape carts, and the rickshaw—so much a part of Durban’s history but originally imported by Japanese immigrants in the 1890s and used throughout major South African cities—are all included in the animal power section, which is also quite exciting.
If only to realize that there are many more steam-powered vehicles than only the classic steam train, the courtyard is home to a variety of steam vehicles, some of which are still in functioning order.
The penny farthing is among the noteworthy collection of antique bikes and motorcycles on display at the James Hall Museum. However, a wonderful collection of vintage, post-vintage, pre-war, and post-war automobiles makes up the bulk of this exhibition.