About Transport Museum

Kimberley, the capital city of the Northern Cape, is a bustling urban centre with a deep history and heritage; particularly in terms of the South African mining industry. In order to facilitate the gold mining for which this town is still known, extensive railways were constructed generations ago, transporting man and mineral alike. Today, Kimberley is advanced, boasting a number of tourist attractions.

The Transport Museum, situated in Kimberley’s railway station, showcases an accurate record of the history of the railways and the development of other forms of transport as the need increased, time passed and developments advanced. In addition, this museum makes significant and poignant tribute to the black workers who laboured on these railways, who underwent massive displacement and many trials to live this life, and who have seldom been recognised for their contribution.

Included in the display at the Transport Museum of Kimberley is a cycle that was used by the volunteers from Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) during the Anglo-Boer War, model trains from the Baxter Collection and the cabin of an authentic steam locomotive. This makes the museum a fantastic place for the whole family to visit, combining fun and a sense of insight into the background of modern South Africa.

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WhereFlorence Street, Kimberley, Northern Cape

WhenMonday to Friday from 08h30 to 17h30.
Closed on public holidays.

How muchFree

Telephone+27 (0)53 838-2376

OvernightThe closest town is Kimberley, in Northern Cape


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