We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Outeniqua Transport Museum

2 Mission Road, George 6530, South Africa
+27 44 801 8289
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Transport museum

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lilovisser
,
Piketberg, South Africa
Travel back in time...

I’m not the typical trains, planes and automobile type and thought I’d be bored but...what a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Yvonne V
,
Knysna
via mobile
Read all 366 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“old cars” (36 reviews)
“power van” (65 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
2 Mission Road, George 6530, South Africa
CONTACT
Website
+27 44 801 8289
Write a ReviewReviews (366)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"old cars"
in 36 reviews
"power van"
in 65 reviews
"down memory lane"
in 9 reviews
"on display"
in 17 reviews
"classic cars"
in 13 reviews
"model railway"
in 6 reviews
"dining car"
in 9 reviews
"rolling stock"
in 6 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 6 reviews
"steam train"
in 8 reviews
"rainy day"
in 12 reviews
"horse drawn"
in 5 reviews
"great collection"
in 5 reviews
"old days"
in 4 reviews
"train trip"
in 6 reviews
"bygone era"
in 4 reviews
"interesting visit"
in 4 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 342 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank lilovisser
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kobus600, Manager at Outeniqua Transport Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Yvonne V
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kobus600, Manager at Outeniqua Transport Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank hannesswiegers
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kobus600, Manager at Outeniqua Transport Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Sprout1Cheshire
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kobus600, Manager at Outeniqua Transport Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 4, 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

1  Thank samanplant
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kobus600, Manager at Outeniqua Transport Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 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

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 2, 2018

Ideal for those transport lovers and have half a day to take in all the history, and have breakfast or lunch in a train coach.

Thank Lancedmsnr
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 24, 2018

We visited on a hot day, and in a metal warehouse the heat was stifling. If you are interested in trains or classic car, I guess this is a must see. Museum is under exploited and I think a lot more could be done to...More

Thank john190447
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kobus600, Manager at Outeniqua Transport Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2018

Dear Sir Thank you for your feedback as it can only help us to improve our service to our customers. We are aware of the high temperatures during the summer months and are looking various cost effective solutions to alleviate the heat. Kind regards Kobus

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 8, 2018

A must for any train enthusiast. Visit on Wednesday or Saturday when the team who run the model railway are around. Good to do on a wet day.

Thank Susan499616
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kobus600, Manager at Outeniqua Transport Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2018

Thank you for the positive response, always appreciated. Kind regards Kobus

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 9 hotels in George
Oakhurst Hotel
75 reviews
.81 miles away
Pine Lodge George
195 reviews
.87 miles away
Protea Hotel George Outeniqua
162 reviews
1.04 miles away
Town Lodge George
78 reviews
1.09 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Bayleaf Cafe
356 reviews
.46 miles away
101 Meade Street Restaurant
477 reviews
.88 miles away
Cafe Serefe
178 reviews
.86 miles away
King Fisher
221 reviews
.32 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Robertson Brewing Co.
95 reviews
.27 miles away
Dutch Reformed Mother Church
29 reviews
.55 miles away
St Mark's Cathedral
12 reviews
.97 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Outeniqua Transport Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit