Experience a day down memory lane, visit the Outeniqua Transport Museum in George before you travel on south Africa’s only remaining steam train , the Outeniqua Choo Tjoe
Inside the museum a variety of 13 steam locomotives, including a narrow gauge, the Emil Kessler- Johannesburg’s first steam locomotive, the impressive GL Garrett together with carriages from a bygone era, such as a coach from the Royal Train of 1947, Paul Kruger’s coach and private saloons, just to name a few, are on display.
A photo gallery depicting some of the most breathtaking photos of South African steam can be seen, poetry relating to train travel, crockery and cutlery previously used on main line trains and in station restaurants are on display
Various models of steam locomotives, a brilliant collection of steam locomotive number plates, makers plates, a model train room, road motor vehicles and a private vintage car selection complete the exhibition.
The museum can be booked for weddings, corporate functions, product launches and other events.
Other facilities on the same premises include, 3 souvenirs shops selling railway memorabilia and African Art, a Coffee shop, a Restaurant, a Information centre and 3 other tourism activities.
The Outeniqua Transport Museum is open as follows:
01 September to 30 April ( Summer season )
Daily excluding Sundays : 08h00 to 17h00
01 May to 31 August ( Off peak period)
Mon to Friday: 08h00 to 16h00
Sat 08h00 to 14h00
Sundays : Closed
Entrance fee : Adults R 20.00 / Children under 12 yrs R 10.00 and under 3 yrs -free of charge.