Franschhoek Motor Museum
Franschhoek Motor Museum
4.5
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BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. LIMITED TIME SLOTS. The Franschhoek Motor Museum offers visitors a special opportunity to look back at more than 100 years of motoring history with its unique and exciting collection of vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and memorabilia in the magnificent setting of L'Ormarins. Across the length and breadth of Southern Africa, only one place can adequately portray the evolution of the automobile, The Franschhoek Motor Museum.
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  • MRLC73
    Hong Kong, China54 contributions
    Amazing collection of historic cars
    I visited the museum as I was also tasting at the neighbouring Anthony Rupert winery. If you go for tasting at the winery (highly recommended), you can get a free tram to the museum and back, through beautiful scenery. The museum is four buildings filled with vintage cars, all in remarkable condition. I'm not at all interested in cars, but some of these are works of art, as well as demonstrating the evolution of the motorcar. If you are a fan of vintage motors, this is a must-see. It's a world class collection. You must book in advance.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 22 January 2023
  • mfranks911
    Edgware, United Kingdom896 contributions
    Another lovely visit
    We always visit this excellent museum whenever we go to Franschhoek. Exhibits are always changing and description boards seem much better now. A must for classic car fans.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 27 January 2023
  • PixmanSA
    Cape Town, South Africa211 contributions
    At least I have visited the Franschoek Motor Museum
    I've been wanting to visit this museum for a long time and got the chance to go there recently. What an exceptional museum. If you are a petrolhead like me, you will love this museum. It houses some very interesting cars and motorbike from the early 20th century to modern vehicles. I am into Formula 1 cars so was really happy to see Jody Scheckter's Tyrrell 007 Ford Cosworth looking really tip top long with a few other racing cars - including an LDS which was driven by Sam Tingle and a Chevron B25 driven by my SA racing hero, John Love. Tucked away at the back is one of John Love's helmet in a glass case - what wouldn't I do to own that helmet. It would take pride of place in my F1 model collection.... A lovely museum, it has a coffee shop and one can buy several FMM souvenirs and some estate wines as well. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 16 June 2023
  • Gerard B
    Newbridge, Ireland684 contributions
    Hidden Gem
    PLEASE NOTE: One has to book in advance to visit this museum. But it’s well worth it. I would never classify myself as a motor expert, but I enjoyed this venue. There are a multitude of cars in immaculate condition housed in 4 large rooms each separate from each other. The grounds are immaculate, spotlessly clean. Highly recommended
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 September 2023
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Nathan B
2 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
For a personal collection it was amazing, the age, variety and sheer number in a stunning picturesque location.
Written 8 November 2023
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george p
Ballito, South Africa18 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
The vehicles are all in prestine condition, the display information is well thought of and very informative. Property and surroundings is well kept and inviting. Enjoyed our visit immensely.
Written 20 September 2023
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Gerard B
Newbridge, Ireland684 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
PLEASE NOTE: One has to book in advance to visit this museum.

But it’s well worth it. I would never classify myself as a motor expert, but I enjoyed this venue. There are a multitude of cars in immaculate condition housed in 4 large rooms each separate from each other.

The grounds are immaculate, spotlessly clean. Highly recommended
Written 13 September 2023
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peter D
Ghent, Belgium340 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
Great setup in 4 big barnes of about 200 nice cars from 1900 to 2020

Great , clean , all different topics from oltimers to unique sportscars to old f1 cars

Just go to the gate and book your visit .. they will let you in in 1’
Written 3 August 2023
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PixmanSA
Cape Town, South Africa211 contributions
Jun 2023
I've been wanting to visit this museum for a long time and got the chance to go there recently. What an exceptional museum. If you are a petrolhead like me, you will love this museum. It houses some very interesting cars and motorbike from the early 20th century to modern vehicles. I am into Formula 1 cars so was really happy to see Jody Scheckter's Tyrrell 007 Ford Cosworth looking really tip top long with a few other racing cars - including an LDS which was driven by Sam Tingle and a Chevron B25 driven by my SA racing hero, John Love. Tucked away at the back is one of John Love's helmet in a glass case - what wouldn't I do to own that helmet. It would take pride of place in my F1 model collection.... A lovely museum, it has a coffee shop and one can buy several FMM souvenirs and some estate wines as well. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.
Written 16 June 2023
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Fitzy21
Malpas, UK23 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
What a great few hours out this Museum is, it has some of the rarest cars in the world, all in immaculate condition and apparently all roadworthy and ready to drive.
Written 27 March 2023
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Henry B
Busselton, Australia8 contributions
Mar 2023 • Friends
There are 4 huge buildings with over 80 cars kept in immaculate conditions, starting with one of the first Fords. We found out it's only 1/4 of his collection and it's swapped out every 6 months. So it's worth coming back.
Written 20 March 2023
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Michael S
Oxford, UK23 contributions
Feb 2023
A fabulous setting just a few minutes out of Franschhoek with four massive beautiful barns displaying cars and bikes from years ago.
Written 26 February 2023
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Carrie
Jeffreys Bay, South Africa83 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
Such a beautiful farm and venue

Sadly missing the ferraris 😅 but still lots to see and enjoy

Staff are professional
Written 10 February 2023
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mfranks911
Edgware, UK896 contributions
Dec 2022
We always visit this excellent museum whenever we go to Franschhoek. Exhibits are always changing and description boards seem much better now. A must for classic car fans.
Written 27 January 2023
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