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Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum

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African Art in Port Elizabeth

If you have an hour to spare in Port Elizabeth visit this contemporary art gallery: - located close... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2016
Pinner, United Kingdom
via mobile
Interesting, but not enough on display.

Formerly known as the King George VI Art Gallery, this art museum was opened in 1956 and stands at... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2016
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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  • Average44%
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14 Nov 2018
“A bit of a disappointment”
18 May 2018
“Wonderful collection of art work”
Collections consist of South African art (particularly that of the Eastern Cape), British art, international printmaking and Oriental art (including Indian miniatures and Chinese textiles). These are supplemented by an active programme of temporary...more
1 Park Drive, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
+27 41 506 2000
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Reviewed 14 November 2018

I had hoped for a display of Dutch renaissance paintings but was disappointed. However there was an interesting display of African designs and clothing. Good for half an hour but no more

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank H4772NMrogerh
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

If you are in Port Elizabeth I definitely suggest you to visit this art Museum for the beautiful and vast contemporary and historical collection of art which includes African traditional beads work... stunning! The staff is very friendly and helpful for the visit and the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank magda m
Reviewed 5 September 2017

I had an hour to spare after a business meeting which was all I needed - it is small and features mostly local (to the Eastern Cape) artworks, sculptures and handicraft - free admission was a bonus - take care parking in the street some...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

The team that runs this Art Gallery are really committed to creating beautiful situations and also lovely exhibitions. We attended with college students for an opening night and enjoyed jazz music as well as snacks and drinks.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Gita L
Reviewed 28 November 2016

So glad that I went to the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Museum. I took a taxi because it would have been a long walk from Lungile Backpack Lodge where I was staying (great location). The museum is in two buildings but the exhibitions are small enough...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank ConnieatBamff
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

If you have an hour to spare in Port Elizabeth visit this contemporary art gallery: - located close to the historical walk - free entry - a wide range of impressive paintings and sculptures - comfortable environment with good seating - African creativity and a...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank rajkumar66
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Formerly known as the King George VI Art Gallery, this art museum was opened in 1956 and stands at the main entrance to St George's Park. The temporary exhibition currently on view is entitled "This belongs to all of us", "Yeyethu Sonke" and celebrates 60...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

This art museum is lovely but lacks energy. It is a staid collection without anything which stands out and would make you want to tell people to go and take a look. It has got one or two pieces which are nice. I find the...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank 365giannad
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Was very pleased with the diversity and quality of the indigenous collection offered at this outstanding museum. Both the permanent collection and the temporary exhibits were top-notch. Very professional staff as well

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Zachary N
Reviewed 6 April 2015

One almost hates to say anything less than effusive about anywhere that carries Nelson Mandela's name, but I have to say that the website led us to believe it was much bigger. It is, essentially, just two large rooms, one of which is modern artists...More

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank David M
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