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Oliewenhuis Art Museum

16 Harry Smith Street, Bloemfontein 9301, South Africa
+27 51 447 9609
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Nice Gallery

I had the opportunity to go to this museum when I was in Bloemfontein, however unfortunately, the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mark B
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Maseru, Lesotho
Nice place to spend an hour

Oliewenhuis Museum was a nice modern art museum located in a beautiful setting. The indoor modern... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
thelonious22
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Seongnam
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16 Harry Smith Street, Bloemfontein 9301, South Africa
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+27 51 447 9609
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"worth a visit"
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"large trees"
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"the ground floor"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the opportunity to go to this museum when I was in Bloemfontein, however unfortunately, the main exhibition was in transition so therefore there wasn't as much to see. However, what was still there in the permanent collection was still interesting and showed a...More

Thank Mark B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Oliewenhuis Museum was a nice modern art museum located in a beautiful setting. The indoor modern art exhibit was small (entire ground floor was empty undergoing renovation) but cool to look at. The sculptures in the garden area were my favorite part though. If the...More

Thank thelonious22
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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

I have visited art galleries worldwide but today was the first day that on entering the gallery itself I was called aside by the concierge and told not yo touch the exhibits. As a mature adult I was offended as I was spoken to in...More

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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Oliewehuis was origionaly the residence of the South African Presidents during the Apartheid era. The Gallery boasts original artworks of famous South African Artists.They also host various art exhibitions of Artists highlighting various styles. One can also find larger sculptures at the back of the...More

Thank Bernard L
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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Quite small but has a mix of permanent and special displays, the gardens are very peaceful and worth a tour, make sure you visit the rebuilt reservoir building out the back, unfortunately the restaurant was closed when we were there

Thank john m
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

A family environment where children are free to run around....garden restaurant, lovely food, friendly staff and exquisite buildings.

Thank Lebogang L
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

As the exhibits change regularly each visit is unique in itself. well worth return visits. The gardens also are well kept and offer picnic opportunities.

Thank Peterwdennis
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

I enjoyed my visit to this gallery, housed in an elegant building and set in well-manicured grounds. Although the permanent art collection is quite small, it is comprehensive and the works of the S.A. art stalwarts, namely Hugo Naude, Pierneef and Thomas Baines are featured....More

Thank Jilldutoit
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Arrived slightly late for the exhibition. I was not aware that the Museum closes at 16:00 on a Sunday, but the bit that I did see was great.

Thank Lindo X
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Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

A beautiful building in a lovely park in the outskirts of Bloemfontein. The art gallery wasn’t as big as I’d imagined, but I’m probably comparing it to British art galleries in size which is a bit unfair. I liked the art on display - a...More

Thank sfuhere
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