The Motor Museum is a must visit
The Munster motor museum is the first of its kind in KwaZulu-Natal and should not be missed during a visit to the lower South Coast. The museum has an impressive collection of motoring history with some items dating back as far as 1923.
Established and privately owned by local car enthusiast, Rod Kinsey, who, together with other like minded motor fans and collectors, has made the museum a true reflection of his passion for all things motorized. An absolute must visit, not only for the aficionado, but also the mildly curious .
Upon entering the museum, a number of magnificent classic cars immediately catch the eye. A grand old Riley March, built in 1933 by March Coachworks of Surrey, named after the Freddie March, more formally the Duke of Richmond, owner of the prestigious firm. Then the sexy little red 1950 Fiat 500B, affectionately known in that era as the Topolino, or “Little Mouse”, and the dark green Fordson standing proudly on display.
As an avid petrol head, racing enthusiast and Ferrari fan, Rod Kinsey’s pride and joy is an extensive collection of Ferrari models.
One cannot help lingering over the beautiful vintage motorcycles sitting proudly on display. The beautiful models from yesteryear include a 1923 model Douglas 350cc, 1931 AJS and a 1938 BSA Empire Star. Mopeds and names, which some in the present generation may only have heard of, include DKW Hummel, Victoria Avanti and NSU Quickly.
Motoring Artefacts and Memorabilia
Once you have seen the vintage cars and bikes, you realize that you still haven’t seen everything. Also on display is a variety of motors; 4-stroke and 2-stroke petrol engines and magnificent steam and diesel engines.
The motor museum has a strong focus on local history. It has records of some interesting facts concerning the wreck of the Nightingale, which lies on Munster beach. One of the artifacts on display is the huge crankshaft of the Nightingale, donated to Rod Kinsey by Monty Sawyer, who bought the salvage rights to the wreck back in 1933.
Munster Motor Museum Library
To crown it all, there is a well stocked library with loads of motoring books and magazines that will keep the ardent motor enthusiast enthralled for hours.
The Munster Motor Museum welcomes visitors and is open during the following times:
During high season: Open 7 Days a week from 10:00 to 15:00.
During low season: Open Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 15:00
|High Season||Low Season|
|Pensioners and teens||R30||R20|
|Children Under 13 years||R20||R10|
Munster Motor Museum Enquiries
Telephone: 039 319 2773
Mobile: 082 579 6387